ESSER Funding Overview

With the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) fund, Congress has allocated $190 billion to districts. The funds can be used for different elements of education offerings, including education technology. Many districts are using this funding to purchase CodeHS Pro.

Read more below and share this informational PDF with your district.

ESSER Funding Summary:

  • ESSER I: $13.5 billion

  • ESSER II: $54.3 billion

  • ESSER III: $122.7 billion

Educational Technology is covered by ESSER.

The funds can be used for different elements of education offerings, including education technology. The major categories where ESSER funding can be allocated are: Blended, Virtual & Hybrid Learning and Addressing Learning Loss.

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provided $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding, known as the ESSER III fund; the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education outlines state awards here. The requirements to utilize ESSER III funding are:

  • The SEAs are required to reserve their allocations to carry out activities: 5% to address learning loss, 1% for after school activities, and 1% for summer learning programs.

  • The LEAs must reserve at least 20% of the funding they receive to address learning loss.

  • Two-thirds of ESSER funds are immediately available to states, while remaining funds will be made available after states submit ESSER implementation plans.

How To Access ESSER Funding

Your district can use ESSER stimulus funding to purchase CodeHS Pro!

ESSER III applications are due June 25th, 2021 and allocations are expected to begin release in April, 2022. However, your district may already be submitting or have access to ESSER funding.

For more information, the U.S. DOE has provided an ARP ESSER fact sheet.

➡️ Next Steps:

  1. Share this informational PDF to your district administrators and ask about using ESSER Funding to purchase CodeHS Pro for next year.

  2. Contact the CodeHS Team at when you're ready to discuss how ESSER funds can be implemented in your district's CS program.

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