ESSER Funding

ESSER II Public Notice

Eastland Independent School District (EISD) is making public notice for applying for the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, ESSER II Federal Grant for funding. These funds are provided per federal statutory formula to use for allowable activities to respond to the pandemic. Available funds will be reduced by the extent state funds were utilized in 2020-2021 due to the use of hold harmless student attendance.

General Specifics on the grant are as follows:

  • Time Frame for the grant: Pre-award costs can be recoded from March 13, 2020 and allowed to spend funds until September 30, 2022.

  • Districts will be required to follow all federal, state and local regulations and requirements for federal grant administration and fiscal spending of funds.

  • EISD’s current entitlement for the grant is $1,221,509 before the hold harmless offset.

Questions or comments can be emailed to jcochran@eastland.esc14.net

ESSER III Public Notice

Eastland Independent School District (EISD) is making public notice for applying for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant for funding.  This application will provide funding to the district in two major categories:  student learning loss due to COVID-19 and the safe re-opening of the public school district.  These will be done while meeting the students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The application also deals with other areas related to COVID-19 issues such as retaining employees, operational needs of the school district due to COVID-19 issues, and teacher support.

General Specifics on the grant are as follows:

  • Time Frame for the grant:   Pre-award costs can be recoded from March 13, 2020 and allowed to spend funds until September 30, 2023. With the Tidings Act, if districts need to carryover unused funds they will be allowed to continue spending to September 30, 2024

  • Districts will be required to follow all federal, state and local regulations and requirements for federal grant administration and fiscal spending of funds

  • EISD’s initial allocation is $1,828,891. An additional allotment will be release by the state in the amount of $914,440.

Eastland Independent School District has made public notice for applying for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant for funding. Public input from all our stakeholders was solicited on May 25-August 9, 2021.

  Opportunities for Public Input and Planning for ESSER spending and the Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan:

Eastland ISD invited feedback from stakeholders on the district’s plan for funds available to the district from the American Rescue Plan. Input was sought on this plan from all stakeholders including: students, parents (families), school and district administrators, special education administrators, teachers, principals, staff, business members, church officials, and community members. Stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English Language Learners, children experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, migrant students, and other underserved students were included in the planning.

Monday, May 24, 2021: Initial meeting at 4:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Week of May 24, 2021: Parent & Community Survey available

Tuesday, June 1, 2021: ESSER/RIPICS Community Meeting at 4:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Administration Meeting at 12:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Monday, June 14, 2021: Public Hearing on Federal Funds and Back to School Safety Transition Plan, 6:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Week of July 12, 2021: Staff & Student Survey available

Monday, August 2, 2021: Administration Meeting at 8:30AM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Monday, August 9, 2021: School Board Meeting: ESSER funding discussion, 6:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

Monday, September 13, 2021: School Board Meeting: Review Covid Mitigation Plan (Safe Return to School), 6:00PM, 2nd Floor, Connellee Hotel, 209 West Main, Eastland

The ESSER III Spending Plan and the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan will be on the agenda at each monthly School Board meeting for discussion and update purposes.

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