ESSER Funds

As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Pennsylvania was provided with $5 billion in Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (or ESSER) funds to support school districts coping with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each school district and charter school received an amount proportional to the Federal Title I-A funds received in 2020 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Funds are to be used to prepare, prevent, or respond to COVID-19 and/or address learning losses that occurred as a result of the pandemic. The chart below shows how Colonial School District used its allocations. For a PDF version of the chart below, please click here. 

Graph showing ESSER fund distribution