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COVID-19 Relief Funding Summary Sheet

Provides an overview of California COVID-19 Relief Funds.

Acronyms: Assembly Bill (AB); American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); California Department of Education (CDE); Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF); Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act); Education Code (EC); Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER); Emergency Assistance for Non-public Schools (EANS); Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant (ELO-G); Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER); Homeless Children and Youth (HCY); Learning Loss Mitigation Funding (LLMF); local educational agency (LEA); personal protective equipment (PPE); State Education Agency (SEA); Senate Bill (SB); to be determined (TBD)

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Funding Source Timeline Eligible Use of Funds California Allocation Amount Status

CRF

CARES Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for LLMF

Resource Code 3220

March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021

CDE to provide funds to LEAs to mitigate learning loss related to COVID-19 school closures. Uses include:

  • Learning supports – before/after school programs focused on addressing learning loss
  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, intensive instruction, additional instructional materials
  • Devices or connectivity
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Professional development
  • School breakfast and lunch programs
  • Health and safety/public health – testing, PPE, cleaning supplies
Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including that the cost be unbudgeted and result due to COVID-19 (e.g., cannot be used for planned salaries unrelated to COVID-19).
$4,439,844,000

$4,429,971,609 (99.8%) expended or obligated as of 6/30/21

100% apportionment to LEAs on 8/21/20

ESSER I

CARES Act

(Federal Funds)

Resource Code 3210

Equitable Services Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2022

CDE to provide funds to LEAs to address the impact of COVID-19. Uses include:

  • Coordination with public health,
  • Activities to address unique needs of low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, foster youth, and other vulnerable student populations
  • Purchasing educational technology,
  • Planning for long term closures,
  • Training and supplies for sanitation,
  • Mental health support,
  • Summer school and after school programs,
  • Funds for principals to address local needs
  • Other activities to continue school operations and employment of existing staff

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

$1,482,575,514

$1,104,114,765 (74.4%) expended as of 6/30/31

Apportionments quarterly through December 2022 based on LEA expenditure reporting

GEER I

CARES Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for LLMF

Resource Code 3215

Equitable Services Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2022

CDE to provide funds to LEAs to mitigate learning loss related to COVID-19 school closures. Uses include:

  • Learning supports – before/after school programs focused on addressing learning loss.
  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, intensive instruction, additional instructional materials
  • Devices or connectivity
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Professional development
  • School breakfast and lunch programs
  • Health and safety/public health – testing, PPE, cleaning supplies
Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.
$355,227,000

$225,879,332 (63.6%) expended as of 6/30/21

Apportionments quarterly through December 2022 based on LEA expenditure reporting

General Fund

SB 98/820

(State Funds)

Used for LLMF

Resource Code 7420

March 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

CDE to provide funds to LEAs to mitigate learning loss related to COVID-19 school closures. Uses include:

  • Learning supports – before/after school programs focused on addressing learning loss.
  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, intensive instruction, additional instructional materials
  • Devices or connectivity
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Professional development
  • School breakfast and lunch programs
  • Health and safety/public health – testing, PPE, cleaning supplies
$539,926,000

$530,252,844 (98.2%) expended as of 6/30/21

100% apportionment to LEAs on 8/21/20

ESSER II

CRRSA Act

(Federal Funds)

Resource Code 3212

Equitable Services Not Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

Same as ESSER I Fund (CARES Act): Calls out “additional” LEA allowable uses of funds, such as:

  • Addressing learning loss
  • Preparing schools for reopening
  • Testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings.

Note: These are permitted under the CARES Act as well, just not called out like they are in CRRSA.

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

$6,038,670,479

$750,424,830 (12.4%) expended as of 6/30/21

Apportionments quarterly through December 2022, based on LEA expenditure reporting

EANS I

CRRSA Act

(Federal Funds)

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

CDE to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that COVID-19 has had. Services or assistance includes:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • PPE
  • Improving ventilation systems
  • Training and professional development of minimizing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Educational technology

Note: Pursuant to federal requirements, non-public schools may not receive reimbursement for specified services or assistance, including improvements to ventilation systems (except for portable air purification systems) and training and professional development of minimizing the spread of infectious diseases. The state may provide these services or assistance directly or through a contract.

$187,475,843 Application period closed April 26, 2021. Qualified applicants notified of their award of May 12, 2021.

In-Person Instruction

AB 86/130

(State Funds)

Resource Code 7422

Expenditure Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funds may be used for any purpose consistent with providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(f), including, but not limited to:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • Cleaning
  • PPE
  • Ventilation and other school site upgrades
  • Salaries for certificated or classified employees providing in-person instruction or services
  • Social and mental health support services
$2,000,000,000

Estimated allocations released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment for 50% of funds in May 2021. Remaining funds on or before December 31, 2021.

Expanded Learning Opportunities – General Fund

AB 86/130

(State Funds)

Used for ELO-G

Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Resource Code 7425

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Paraprofessionals Staff Resource Code 7426

Expenditure Deadline: September 30, 2024

As part of a learning recovery program, funds are to be used for supplemental instruction and support pursuant to EC Section 43522(b), including:

  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Learning supports – tutoring or similar small group instruction, learning recovery programs, training on accelerated learning strategies
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Community learning hubs – includes access to technology and connectivity
  • Support to help credit deficient pupils graduate
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring
  • Training for school staff – social-emotional health, academic needs
  • Paraprofessionals staff (EC Section 43522[c][1])

Note: 85 percent of expenditures are required to be related to providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(d)(1).

$2,542,003,000

Estimated allocations for all ELO-G funds released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment for 50% of funds in May 2021. Remaining funds on or before December 31, 2021.

ESSER II SEA Reserve

CRRSA Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for ELO-G

Resource Code 3216

Equitable Services Not Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

As part of a learning recovery program, funds are to be used for supplemental instruction and support, including:

  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Learning supports – tutoring or similar small group instruction, learning recovery programs, training on accelerated learning strategies
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Community learning hubs – includes access to technology and connectivity
  • Support to help credit deficient pupils graduate
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring
  • Training for school staff – social-emotional health, academic needs

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

Note: 85 percent of expenditures are required to be related to providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(d)(1).

$670,963,000

Estimated allocations for all ELO-G funds released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment TBD

Apportionments quarterly through December 2023, based on LEA expenditure reporting

GEER II

CRRSA Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for ELO-G

Resource Code 3217

Equitable Services Not Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

As part of a learning recovery program, funds are to be used for supplemental instruction and support, including:

  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Learning supports – tutoring or similar small group instruction, learning recovery programs, training on accelerated learning strategies
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Community learning hubs – includes access to technology and connectivity
  • Support to help credit deficient pupils graduate
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring
  • Training for school staff – social-emotional health, academic needs

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

Note: 85 percent of expenditures are required to be related to providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(d)(1).

$153,992,950

Estimated allocations for all ELO-G funds released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment TBD

Apportionments quarterly through December 2023, based on LEA expenditure reporting

ESSER III SEA Reserve – Emergency Needs

ARP Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for ELO-G

Resource Code 3218

Equitable Services Not Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2024

As part of a learning recovery program, funds are to be used for supplemental instruction and support, including:

  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Learning supports – tutoring or similar small group instruction, learning recovery programs, training on accelerated learning strategies
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Community learning hubs – includes access to technology and connectivity
  • Support to help credit deficient pupils graduate
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring
  • Training for school staff – social-emotional health, academic needs

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

Note: 85 percent of expenditures are required to be related to providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(d)(1).

$437,067,000

Estimated allocations for all ELO-G funds released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment TBD

Apportionments quarterly through December 2024, based on LEA expenditure reporting

ESSER III SEA Reserve –Learning Loss

ARP Act

(Federal Funds)

Used for ELO-G

Resource Code 3219

Equitable Services Not Required

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2024

As part of a learning recovery program, funds are to be used for supplemental instruction and support, including:

  • Expanded learning – extending the school year or day, or otherwise generally increasing the amount of instructional time/services provided
  • Learning supports – tutoring or similar small group instruction, learning recovery programs, training on accelerated learning strategies
  • Integrated pupil supports – health, counseling, mental health services, social and emotional learning
  • Community learning hubs – includes access to technology and connectivity
  • Support to help credit deficient pupils graduate
  • Additional academic services – diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring
  • Training for school staff – social-emotional health, academic needs

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

Note: 85 percent of expenditures are required to be related to providing in-person instruction pursuant to EC Section 43522(d)(1).

$753,444,000

Estimated allocations for all ELO-G funds released March 19, 2021. Revised allocations released August 2021.

Initial apportionment TBD

Apportionments quarterly through December 2024, based on LEA expenditure reporting

ESSER III

ARP Act

(Federal Funds)

Equitable Services Not Required

80%: Resource Code 3213

20%: Resource Code 3214

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2024

Same as ESSER I and II Funds. Calls out an “additional” LEA allowable use of funds:

  • Developing strategies and implementing public health protocols, including, to the greatest extent practicable, policies in line with guidance from the CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities to maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff.

Note: This is permitted under the CARES Act and the CRRSA Act as well, just not called out like it is in the ARP Act.

An LEA must reserve at least 20% of its total ESSER III allocation to address learning loss through intentions such as summer learning, extended school day/year, or afterschool programs. Any such intervention must respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student groups.

Note: Since these are federal funds, they are subject to certain federal requirements, including prior approval for capital expenditures with a per unit cost of over $5,000.

$13,571,726,487

$53,441,681 (.4%) expended as of 6/30/21

Apportionments quarterly based on LEA expenditure reporting

EANS II

ARP Act

(Federal Funds)

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

Same uses as EANS I, but two major program differences:

  • The SEA may only provide services to schools that enroll a significant percentage of low-income students and are most impacted by the COVID-19 emergency
  • The SEA may not use funds to provide reimbursements to schools
$181,312,003 Application period TBD, but must be made available within 30 days of the SEA receiving federal funding.

HCY I & II

ARP Act

(Federal Funds)

July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2024

HCY funding is available in two rounds. HCY I is 25% of the total allocation ($24,677,307), and is available to existing McKinney-Vento grantees.

HCY II covers the remaining 75% ($74,080,388), and is to be distributed on a formula based on both an LEA’s share of Title 1, Part A, and its enrollment of homeless children and youth in the 2018–19 and 2019–20 school years, whichever is greater.

$98,757,695

HCY I funding has been distributed.

HCY II preliminary allocations currently in the process of being determined.

 

Questions:   CDE Federal Stimulus Team | EDReliefFunds@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 15, 2021