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The timeline below represents an overview of the funding windows for each of the three ESSER funds (including the Tydings Amendment period for each), along with special instructions regarding ARP ESSER requirements. 

  • March 13, 2020: National emergency declared. Period of funds availability for ESSER I, II, & ARP ESSER begins.

  • March 27, 2020: CARES Act enacted (ESSER I).

  • December 27, 2020: CRRSA Act enacted (ESSER II).

  • March 11, 2021: ARP Act enacted (ARP ESSER).

  • July 30, 2021: Updated Health and Safety Plans due to PDE. This plan must be reviewed every six months through September 30, 2024.

  • September 1, 2021: LEAs encouraged to submit application for LEA ARP ESSER Funds.

  • September 30, 2022: End of Funds Obligation window for ESSER I.

  • September 30, 2023: End of Funds Obligation Window for ESSER II.

  • September 30, 2024: End of Funds Obligation window for ARP ESSER.