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ARP ESSER Local Education Agency (LEA) Allocations

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act allocated $5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund for use by local education agencies (LEAs). 

Of the total allocation, the ARP Act directed $4.5 billion directly to school districts and charter schools based on their share of 2020-21 Title I-A funds. 

School District and Charter School Allocations

The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Wolf allocated most of the remaining ARP ESSER funds to LEAs via Act 24 of 2021. 

Act 24 of 2021 allocated $135 million to intermediate units, career and technical education centers, schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI), private residential rehabilitative institutes, approved private schools, chartered schools for the deaf and blind, and entities providing services for youth in local correctional institutions and community day programs.

Act 24 Allocations to IUs, CTCs, PRRIs, APSs, A-TSI Schools, and Entities Providing Educational Programs to Delinquent, Neglected, and At-Risk Youth

Act 24 allocated $250 million in additional funding to school districts and charter schools to address learning loss, $50 million to school districts and charter schools for summer enrichment programs, and $50 million to school districts and charter schools for afterschool programs and activities. 

ARP ESSER/Act 24 Al‚Äčlocations to School Districts and Charter Schools