Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act)
On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act). The CRRSA Act authorizes funding for a second Education Stabilization Fund to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus, under which New York State has received:
- $4 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER 2) funds to support the ability of local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation; and
- $322.9 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER 2) funds for the purpose of providing educational agencies with emergency assistance to address the impact of COVID-19, of which $250.1 million is for an Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) grant program.