The Pennsylvania School Board Director’s Quick-Guide to ARP ESSER/ESSER III Funding
September 8, 2021
On July 16, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (“PDE”) submitted its American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (“ESSER”) Plan to the United States Department of Education (“USDE”). ARP ESSER is sometimes referred to as “ESSER III.” Pennsylvania’s 78-page plan can be found here: Pennsylvania ARP ESSER State Plan. Less than a month later, on August 5, 2021, USDE approved Pennsylvania’s ARP ESSER Plan.