ESSER Fund Application Guidance and Innovative Solutions

June 26, 2020

ForwARd has prepared suggested language for your LEA Assurances and Application for CARES Act 2020 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

The language broadly addresses student supports through:

  1. Broadband access and services including technology support
  2. Community school coordinators to connect and structure a system of support services across the district
  3. Language support through Arkansas United services

The four focus areas for ESSER emphasize addressing the unique needs low-income children or students, children with disabilities (including compensatory services), English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population.

We know districts have extensive needs as a result of COVID-19. This suggested language may help focus part of your efforts toward students with unique needs.

Download the language by clicking on the below links.

  1. Broadband
  2. Community schools
  3. Language support