ESSER Funding: Time Is Limited
Apr 14, 2023
ESSER stands for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, a federal program administered by the Department of Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ESSER funds are an amazing opportunity for K–12 schools to address learning loss resulting from the impact of COVID-19 on education. Congress has invested $190.5 billion into the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, with ESSER II* funds expiring in September 2023 and ESSER III** funds in September 2024.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education has granted seven states and the District of Columbia an extension to spend down money from the first round of federal COVID-19 relief funds known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief I (ESSER I). This late liquidation extension will allow certain districts in those states to spend their ESSER I funds through early 2024, or about 14 months beyond the original deadline. Additionally, five states received approvals to extend spending timelines for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.
At Six Red Marbles, we know that it is an important role to create engaging content for K–12 students to improve their academic outcomes. That’s why we partner with leading publishers and companies like yours to develop interactive products that utilize the latest technology to provide an engaging learning experience for students. Here is how we can support you:
- Becoming an extension of your team, we bring extensive experience collaborating with publishers, edtech companies, and educational institutions.
- Developing content that aligns with state standards, promotes inclusivity, and is culturally responsive
- Providing audit, content analysis, and educational gap assessment services to identify missing or outdated content
- Providing feedback on alignment with state standards, cultural responsiveness, and accessibility compliance
- Conducting educational gap assessments for individual student learning needs and evidence-based interventions
- Creating content that resonates with K–12 students and supports academic success
Partnering with Six Red Marbles also provides your business with a dedicated team of professionals committed to building institutional knowledge and understanding their unique learning objectives. We work closely with your company to ensure that the content is engaging and interactive and meets the needs of K–12 students.
The opportunity to engage K–12 students through interactive content is more important than ever before. With ESSER funds available for COVID-19 recovery assistance, there is a need and unique opportunity to help the schools to make a real difference in the lives of students who are not where they need to be academically. At Six Red Marbles, we’re here to help seize this opportunity and create content that engages students like never before.
So if you’re looking to create interactive content that stands out and engages K–12 students, we should talk. Let’s work together to make a difference in K–12 education and get students where they need to be academically.
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*ESSER II: The ESSER II (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II) funds are specifically designated for K–12 schools, and the act provides $54.3 billion in funding to be distributed to states and local school districts. These funds can be used to support a wide range of activities, such as purchasing technology for remote learning, providing mental health services for students, and implementing safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
**ESSER III: The ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III) funds are specifically designated for K–12 schools, and the act provides $122 billion in funding to be distributed to states and local school districts. These funds can be used to support a wide range of activities, such as hiring additional teachers to reduce class sizes, expanding summer school and after-school programs, providing mental health services for students, and upgrading ventilation systems to improve air quality in schools.