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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); Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER); Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER); Learning Loss Mitigation Funding (LLMF); local educational agency (LEA); personal protective equipment (PPE); Senate Bill (SB)

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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:

  • Facilitating distance learning
  • Personnel & services diverted to a different use
  • COVID-19 testing & contract tracing
  • Food programs
  • Medical expenses
  • PPE
  • Improve telework for employees
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

99% expended or obligated as of 4/5/21

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
$1,482,575,514

$681,913,479 expended as of 4/5/21

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.
$355,227,235

$102,854,934 expended as of 4/5/21

(71% Unexpended)

1st quarterly apportionment to LEAs at 25% on 12/10/20

2nd apportionment on 3/2/21

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

$290,985,545 expended as of 4/5/21

(46% Unexpended)

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.
$6,038,670,479

First quarterly allocation will go out May/June 2021.

Subsequent allocations to LEAs will be sent out quarterly based on LEA expenditure reporting.

GEER II

CRRSA Act

(Federal Funds)

March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2023

The same as GEER I - Governors may provide subgrants to LEAs and IHEs within their jurisdiction that have been “most significantly impacted by coronavirus.” Uses and allocations have not yet been identified by the Governor. $341,442,086 This funding must go through the budget process.

In-Person Instruction

AB 86

(State Funds)

Resource Code 7422

Expenditure Deadline: August 31, 2022

Funds may be used for any purpose consistent with providing in-person instruction, including:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • Cleaning
  • PPE
  • Ventilation and other school site upgrades
  • Salaries
  • Social and mental health support services
$2,000,000,000

Estimated Allocations released March 19, 2021.

Initial apportionment for 50% of funds in May 2021.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

AB 86

(State Funds)

Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Resource Code 7425

Expanded Learning Opportunities: Paraprofessionals Staff Resource Code 7426

Expenditure Deadline: August 31, 2022

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
$4,557,443,000

Estimated Allocations released March 19, 2021.

Initial apportionment for 50% of funds in May 2021.

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 ARP.

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.
$13,561,996,091 This funding has not been allocated to LEAs as of yet.

 

Questions:   CDE Federal Stimulus Team | EDReliefFunds@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 14, 2021