Community Engagement Opportunity

MRUSD will be seeking to engage with the community this fregarding plans for ESSER III funds. Please read through this webpage for information about ESSER and watch your email and our website for updates about upcoming engagement opportunities.

What is ESSER?

WHAT DOES ESSER STAND FOR & WHAT ARE THESE GRANTS ALL ABOUT?

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund is a federal formula grant managed by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE). Non-recurring, emergency aid sub grants are being allocated by the AOE to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by formula based on Title I, Part A allocations - Maple Run Unified School District is one of those LEAs. Funds are broken down into three parts: ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III. These grants are considered one-time funds.

WHAT IS TITLE I, PART A?

Title I, Part A is a Consolidated Federal Program with the purpose of providing all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. MRUSD receives Title I funding each year.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ESSER TYPES & HOW MUCH HAS MRUSD BEEN ALLOCATED?

Click the links to learn more about:

  • ESSER I, also known as Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) ESSER funds. MRUSD allocation: $717,939

  • ESSER II, an expansion of CARES ESSER funds and with the addition of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRPSA) funds. MRUSD allocation: $3,816,819

  • ESSER III, also known as the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER funds. MRUSD allocation: $8,573,876

This U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet further describes ESSER funds and the difference between each type.