The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation (CRRSA) Act was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Additional funds were provided to school districts to address learning loss, the safe reopening of schools, testing/repairing/upgrading projects to improve air quality in schools, and other activities allowable by law. Spending categories allowed were the same as ESSER I, however, non-public school allocations were not required.
Total Allocation - $4,701,170
Grant Award Period – January 5, 2021 – September 30, 2022
Use of Funds Category
Use of Funds Description
Amount Distance Learning/Instruction Chromebooks, laptops, teacher and student devices, Wifi access, virtual elementary school administration $2,797,554 Supplemental Learning Summer school for elementary, middle, and high school $1,000,000 Continuity of Core Staffing and Services Salaries - pandemic supplement for employees that did not qualify under state guidelines for specific criteria $258,616 Mental health Nurse additional pay related to contact tracing $30,000 Facilities & Equipment PPE, cleaning equipment, and services $500,000 School Meals Food service equipment $115,000
An additional allocation of funds was provided under ESSER II to encourage retention and recruitment. This allowed all qualified full and part-time employees to receive a $1,000 supplement. 49% of retirees received $490 based on state funding in eligible positions. Hourly employees received $500 based on work schedule thresholds 190 hours using local funds. These payments were distributed on April 16, 2021.
Additional information can be found https://www.georgiainsights.com/cares-act.html