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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III Summer Grant Program

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The purpose of the Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Summer Grant Program is to implement evidence-based summer enrichment programs, and ensure such programs respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the corona-virus on the student populations, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria We are accepting a second round of applications. Sites awarded in the first round are not eligible to apply for any additional funding from this grant. Schools must be an After School Education and Safety (ASES) or 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grantee and have verifiable Free and Reduced Price Meals (FRPM) data for 2020-21 through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to be considered in the funding determination.
Other Eligibility Considerations This second round of applications should propose to provide services to schools that enroll students who may be at risk for academic failure, dropping out of school, involved in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lack strong positive role models, and to serve families of such students.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, TK
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Section 1111(b)(2)(B)(xi) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 United States Code [U.S.C.]631[b][2][B][xi])
Source / Type State, Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3225 / 8290
Total Available $30,710,000
Recipient Amount Two-Year Grant: Up to 600 enrollment-$60,000; 601-899 enrollment-$75,000; 900+ enrollment-$100,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula

Funding amounts per geographic funding category will be based on the statutory requirements for how funds are to be allocated for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and will be based on the percentage of students that qualify for FRPM compared with the statewide total number of students, per geographic category.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 24, 2023
Due Date May 3, 2023
Expected Notification Date August 25, 2023

Additional Information

Application Summer Funding Request for Applications  []
Background ASSIST Summer Funding Instructions []
Fiscal Funding Opportunities []
Other Please visit the CDE Free or Reduced-Price Meal (Student Poverty) Data webpage for more information.


Program Joshua Brady, 916-319-0923,
Fiscal Karissa Lujan, 916-319-0923,
Division Expanded Learning Division, 916-319-0923
Last Modified: February 29, 2024
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