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ARP Fund Overview 

The ARP Act and Act 24 of 2021 defined the parameters and timelines around the ARP funds. The table below outlines the requirements, timelines, eGrants profiles, and reporting obligations for each ARP fund.

 
90% ARP ESSER
5%: Learning Loss
Set-Aside
1%: Summer Enrichment
Set-Aside
1%: Afterschool Programs
Set-Aside
2.5%: Relief for Other LEAs
Set-Aside
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Homeless Children and Youth

​100% for Eligible LEAs

Amount​$4.5 billion
$250 million$50 million$50 million$135 million​$24 million
Eligible LEAs ​School districts, charter schools, and cyber charter schools that receive Title I-A funds
School districts, charter schools, and cyber charter schools that receive Title I-A fundsSchool districts, charter schools, and cyber charter schools that receive Title I-A fundsSchool districts, charter schools, and cyber charter schools that receive Title I-A fundsCTCs, IUs, APSs, PRRIs, chartered schools for the deaf and blind, A-TSI designated schools, and programs for delinquent, neglected, and at-risk youth Eligible LEAs include school districts, charter schools, CTCs, and IUs​
Allocation determinations Based on each LEA's share of the final fiscal year 2020-21 Title I-A funding​Based on LEA share of Title I-A fundingBased on LEA share of Title I-A fundingBased on LEA share of Title I-A funding

By LEA type:

  • $43.5 million for CTCs based on share of CTE subsidy formula;
  • $15 million for APSs, PRRIs, chartered schools for the deaf and blind based on share of ADMs;
  • $43.5 million for IUs based on MV/PI and ADMs;
  • $14 million for A-TSI designated schools based on economically disadvantaged enrollment;
  • $19.9 million for programs for delinquent, neglected, and at-risk youth (as defined by Act 24 of 2021) based on Title I-D shares
​By LEA type:

  • $6 million to eight McKinney-Vento funded regional offices;
  • $18 million distributed using a formula calculating the LEA allocation under Title I Part A of the ESEA  and the number of identified homeless children and youth served during the 2018-19 school year.
Timeline for Use of Funds​March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024 
March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024 March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024 March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024 March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024​July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024
Eligible Uses​In accordance with section 2001(e)(1) of the ARP Act
Implementation of evidence-based interventions to address learning loss and provide summer enrichment and comprehensive after-school programs in response to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students, particularly subgroups of students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, in accordance with section 2001(f)(1) of the ARP Act.Implementation of evidence-based summer enrichment programs, and ensuring such programs respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student populations 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 (section 2001(f)(2) of the ARP Act) Implementation of evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs, and ensure such programs respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student populations 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 (section 2001(f)(3) of the ARP Act)In accordance with section 2001(e)(2) of the ARP Act
​Identification of homeless children and youth, provision of wraparound services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and effort to make it easier for homeless students to participate in school activities like in-person instruction and extracurricular activities.
Other Use Requirements
  • At LEAST 20% must be used to address learning loss through evidence based interventions
  • The remainder can be used for a broad array of programs and providing professional training; extending the school day or year; making technology purchases; providing mental health supports; and undertaking priority school facility repairs and improvements. ​

At LEAST:

  • 30% must be used for social, emotional and mental health supports
  • 10% must be used for professional development and technical assistance to educators, school support staff, school leaders and school health professionals to address the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students
  • 8% must be used for reading support and improvement for students
NoneNone

At LEAST:

  • 10% of the funding allocated to IUs must be used to provide support to school entities, in consultation with PDE.
  • There are no requirements for other LEAs under this set-aside.


LEA Application Deadline
​No deadline; however, LEAs are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible
​Applications must be received by PDE by November 29, 2021
​Applications must be received by PDE by November 29, 2021
​Applications must be received by PDE by November 29, 2021
​No deadline; however, LEAs are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible
​Applications must be received by PDE by October 15, 2021
Timeline for PDE Review per Act 24 of 2021Per Act 24 of 2021, PDE has 90 days from submission of LEA application to approve or deny (if PDE fails to act in 90 days, app is deemed approved; if denied, LEA has 15 days to resubmit, then PDE has 30 days to review)Per Act 24 of 2021, PDE has 90 days from submission of LEA application to approve or deny (if PDE fails to act in 90 days, app is deemed approved; if denied, LEA has 15 days to resubmit, then PDE has 30 days to review)Per Act 24 of 2021, PDE has 90 days from submission of LEA application to approve or deny (if PDE fails to act in 90 days, app is deemed approved; if denied, LEA has 15 days to resubmit, then PDE has 30 days to review)
Link to PDE Website Info and eligible grantees and allocations
​90% ARP ESSER Allocations
5% ARP ESSER Allocations: Learning Loss
​1% ARP ESSER Allocations: Summer Enrichment
1% ARP ESSER Allocations: Afterschool Programs
​2.5% ARP ESSER Allocations: Other LEAs
ARP Homeless Children and Youth Allocations
eGrant Profiles​American Rescue Plan - Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ARP-ESSER)
ESSER Fund (ARP ESSER) 7% Set Asides ConsolidatedESSER Fund (ARP ESSER) 7% Set Asides ConsolidatedESSER Fund (ARP ESSER) 7% Set Asides ConsolidatedARP ESSER Set-Asides Consolidated​Not available in eGrants
eGrant Profiles for Subgrants
  • ​ARP ESSER Prior Approval - Other Capital Expenditures
  • ARP ESSER Prior Approval - Other Capital Expenditures
ARP ESSER Learning Loss Set AsideARP ESSER Summer School Set Aside

ARP ESSER After School Set Aside

  • ARP ESSER CTC's 2.5% Set Aside
  • ARP ESSER N&D 2.5% Set Aside
  • ARP ESSER A-TSI 2.5% Set Aside
  • ARP ESSER APSs, PRRIs, and Charter Schools for the Deaf and Blind 2.5% Set Aside
  • ARP ESSER IU 2.5% Set Aside
​Not available in eGrants
Payment and Quarterly Reporting
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports
​FAI payment schedule and quarterly cash on hand reports

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