• The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER I) funds were provided to aid school districts in providing emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic impact on schools.

    Total Allocation - $1,167,534

    Grant Award Period – March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2021

    Use of Funds Category

    Use of Funds Description

    Facilities & Equipment Cleaning equipment and supplies exchange service, social distancing supplies/equipment, PPE, disinfectant, air purifier $764,529
    Distance Learning/Instruction Wifi hotspots to support home learning, Edgenuity tuition, Georgia Virtual School tuition, Zoom subscription $375,991
    Equitable Services Equitable services to private schools for instructional materials/supplies and PPE

    The Joseph Sams School - $3,583

     Clearwater Academy - $3,072

    Encumbrances and pending expenditures have committed all of ESSER I.

    Fayette County Public Schools received additional grants that came from the 10% the Georgia Department of Education reserved for ESSER sub-grants. Please see below for summaries of the additional grants received.  

    GaDOE 10% Reserve Grants

    Total Amount

    Equitable Services Grant $37,945
    School Nursing Grant $43,614
    IDEA Supplementary Relief Grant $33,684
    CTAE Grant $8,614

    Additional information can be found