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
Amount 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
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 https://www.georgiainsights.com/cares-act.html.