In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Education has released three grants for which local education agencies (LEAs) can apply through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). These grants, known as ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III, were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA); and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
CARES ACT: ESSER
MARCH 13, 2020-SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
CRRSA: ESSER II
DECEMBER 27, 2020-SEPTEMBER 30, 2023
MARCH 11, 2021-SEPTEMBER 30, 2024
ARP: ESSER SUPPLEMENTAL
JUNE 24, 2021-AUGUST 31, 2024