Federal Funding Requirements

Per the USED ARP ESSER Methodology & Allocation Table, the NDE is required to meet certain requirements on how the funds must be allocated and distributed. The NDE’s ESSER III funding of $545,908,619 must be utilized as follows:

  • No less than 90% of the resources or $491,317,757 must be allocated to school districts in the same manner as the 2020-21 Title I district funding formula. Each school district receiving an award must designate no less than 20% of the grant funding to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year programs, and ensure that such interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student subgroups described in section 1111(b)(2)(B)(xi) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)(2)(B)(xi)), students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.
  • 10% of funding, or $54,590,862 is dedicated to a state set aside of which $38,213,603 (at least 7 percent of the 10 percent set aside) must be allocated for three specific activities and interventions that respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups, including each major racial and ethnic group, children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care:
    • 5% ($27,295,431) of the total ARP ESSER allocation must be used for the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed specifically at addressing learning loss, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year programs.
    • 1% ($5,459,086) of the total ARP ESSER allocation must be used for evidence-based summer enrichment programs.
    • 1% ($5,459,086) of the total ARP ESSER allocation must be used for evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs.
    • Of the remaining $16,377,259 state set-aside, $2,729,543 (0.5%) is dedicated for state administration costs, with the balance of $13,647,716 allocated for any eligible activities for responding to the pandemic.
Updated June 28, 2021 9:10am