Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education CARES Act - webpage, LEA application, and webinar

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; General Business Managers; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released a new webpage, CARES Act, available at


The CARES Act webpage will provide information regarding approved waivers and details regarding the Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) Funds.


As noted in COM-20-119, DESE will provide a webinar on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to overview the CARES Act – Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.  The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CARES Act webpage.


District leadership teams, including Federal Programs and Finance, should plan to participate in the webinar by using this link


During the webinar, the CARES Act webpage and LEA Application and Assurances for ESSER funds will be discussed.


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