ESSER Grants Information

What are the ESSER Grants?
  • The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund is a federal formula grant managed by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE). Non-recurring, emergency aid subgrants are being allocated by the AOE to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by formula based on Title I, Part A allocations - Windham Northeast Supervisory Union is one of those LEAs. Funds are broken down into three parts: ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III. These grants are considered one-time funds. 
What is Title I, part A?
  • Title I, Part A is a Consolidated Federal Program with the purpose of providing all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. WNESU receives Title I funding each year. 
How much did WNESU receive?
  • ESSER I, also known as Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) ESSER funds.
    • WNESU allocation: $1,483,814.00
  • ESSER II, an expansion of CARES ESSER funds and with the addition of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRPSA) funds.
    • WNESU allocation: $6,180,178.00
  • ESSER III, also known as the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER funds.
    • WNESU allocation: $13,079,351.00
What is the current ARP ESSER Public Plan?