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ARP ESSER Facilities/Construction/

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes construction, renovation, and other facility projects as potential allowable uses of federal ARP ESSER funds. To assist public school districts and charter schools comply with the federal Uniform Guidance requirements, which require prior approval of construction, renovation, and other relevant ARP ESSER expenditures (including some transportation-related expenditures) from the Department, this page provides answers to frequently asked questions, the approval form that must be submitted to PDE, and a technical guide.


The approval form can be accessed from the ARP ESSER application in eGrants.

The approval form(s) to be used for revisions can be accessed at: 

Technical Guide

A guide is available to help LEAs complete their ARP ESSER Construction and Other Capital Expenditures/Improvements Prior Approval sub project (list as sub grant in eGrants) application in eGrants.

ARP ESSER Prior Approval Process Tech Guide

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our ARP ESSER Answers to Frequently Asked Questions webpage and select the "Facilities/Construction/Transportation" topic from the menu.