American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ARP ESSER): State and Local Educational Agency (LEA)/School District Plans
State and school district/Local Education Agency (LEAs) plans for using ARP ESSER funds are an important resource for public transparency into the use of ARP ESSER funds. The Department encourages all stakeholders, including parents, families, and educators, to review their State and LEA/school district plans, and to contact State and local education officials to learn more. Links to all ARP ESSER State and LEA/school district plans and approved materials are posted below.
What Families and Communities Need to Know: Within two weeks of signing the American Rescue Plan, the Department of Education distributed $81,316,533,333.00 of ARP ESSER funds to States, two-thirds of each State’s total funding. In order to receive their remaining funding, the American Rescue Plan required States to submit and the Department to approve a plan for how the State would use ARP ESSER funds to safely re-open and provide academic and mental health supports for school communities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As of the end of 2021, all State Plans were approved, and all ARP ESSER funds were distributed to the States. Using the table below, you can find the plan your State submitted, the plan the Department approved, and highlights of the approved Plan.
The Department also required States to make sure that school districts/LEAs provided plans for how they were spending their American Rescue Plan funds for the safe return to in-person instruction and a safe academic recovery. At the Department’s direction, each State was required to provide a way for families and communities to view their individual district’s plan. In the table below, you can find the link to where each State’s district/LEA plans can be found.
Engaging with State and Local Leaders
Both States and school districts/LEAs were required to engage families, educators, representatives of students with disabilities, and a broad range of other stakeholders as they created these plans. The publication of a plan, however, should not be the end of this engagement, as school districts/LEAs are expected to adjust their plans based on the needs of students. If your State does not have your school district/LEA’s plan listed, please directly contact your school district/LEA or use the school district’s website to locate the plan. All school districts/LEAs are required to post their plans, and all States are responsible for ensuring all school district/LEA plans are posted on the State Education Agency website.
A list of State Education Agencies and their contact information can be found here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.
Parents, families, educators, and communities have a deep understanding of the needs of their students. If you have questions or concerns about how your State or school district/LEA plans to use its ARP ESSER funds, the Department encourages you to engage with your local school district/LEA. While the Department of Education is using its full authority to oversee and monitor the effective use of these funds, the voices of local communities are critical to ensuring that funds are used to address the specific needs of students in your community.
|State||Total American Rescue Plan ESSER Funds Awarded||
School District/LEA Use of Funds Plans on State Websites
||Alabama State Link to Local Plans|
||Arizona State Link to Local Plans|
||Arkansas State Link to Local Plans|
||California State Link to Local Plans|
||Colorado State Link to Local Plans|
||Delaware State Link to Local Plans|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA||$386,476,999||
||District of Columbia State Link to Local Plans|
||Florida State Link to Local Plans|
||Georgia State Link to Local Plans|
||Idaho State Link to Local Plans|
||Illinois State Link to Local Plans|
||Indiana State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Iowa State Link to Local Plans|
||Kansas State Link to Local Plans|
||Kentucky State Link to Local Plans|
||Maine State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Maryland State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Massachusetts State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Minnesota State Link to Local Plans|
||Mississippi State Link to Local Plans|
||Missouri State Link to Local Plans|
||Montana State Link to Local Plans|
||Nevada State Link to Local Plans (Word)|
||New Hampshire State Link to Local Plans|
||New Jersey State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||New Mexico State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||New York State Link to Local Plans|
||North Carolina State Link to Local Plans|
||North Dakota State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Ohio State Link to Local Plans|
||Oklahoma State Link to Local Plans|
||Oregon State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Pennsylvania State Link to Local Plans|
||South Carolina State Link to Local Plans|
||Texas State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||Utah State Link to Local Plans (PDF)|
||Vermont State Link to Local Plans|
||Virginia State Link to Local Plans (Excel)|
||West Virginia State Link to Local Plans|
||Wyoming Sate Link to Local Plans|
* Award Amount: Two-thirds of the ARP ESSER awards were allocated to states on March 24, 2021. States were subsequently required to complete and submit an ARP ESSER State plan to receive the additional one-third of ARP ESSER funds upon Department approval.
** Accessibility: The Department places a high priority on posting documents on its website that meet the accessibility standards established by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and is working diligently to ensure that those standards are met by all documents posted on this page. If you experience problems with the accessibility of any of these materials, and need them in an alternative format, please contact OESE’s Office of State and Grantee Relations at SGR@ed.gov or (202) 453-5563. Please be specific in your request about the information you need, which may include identifying a specific ARP ESSER State plan or portion of an ARP ESSER State plan.
*** Disclaimer: The links/files posted above have been submitted to the Department by SEAs. SEAs are responsible for reviewing the posted links/files and all contents to ensure the accuracy of what is publicly available. Should an SEA wish to update any of the links/files posted above, it should contact its State mailbox at STATE.firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. Alabama.email@example.com). The Department will update the links when it receives new or revised information from States. The Department does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any of the information available at the State-provided links. Please note: Some state-provided links take the reader to a landing page where additional steps are needed to access the data. In some cases, the reader may need to enter the name of the LEA to search.