American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund
On March 11, 2021, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). New York State has been allocated nearly $9 billion in ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. These funds are focused on:
- Supporting the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services;
- Addressing the impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year programs;
- Ensuring that such interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs; and
- Addressing the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.