ESSER III Overview
The ARP ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III) Grant Program was authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)
As a part of ESSER III, Alief ISD is allocated $168 million in funding to use through September 2024. At least 20% of those funds must be used to address learning loss.
ESSER III can fund academic supports, social-emotional supports, health/safety, and continuity of services.
Alief ISD plans to use ESSER funds in categories that align with TEA's guidelines: supported teachers, rigorous instructional materials, more time for learning, empowered parents, and other supports. We will also adapt our plan ongoing as we learn what is most impactful.
To learn more, please view this presentation regarding the district's ESSER III overview and planning process.