The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has created a guidance document regarding possible uses of ESSER funds to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in effectively utilizing ESSER funds to meet the needs of Arkansas public schools. All activities supported with ESSER funds must relate to preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. Expenditures must be reasonable and necessary. ESSER is its own, separate, flexible program intended to assist with the COVID-19 response. ESSER-funded activities can benefit all students and schools or targeted to select students and schools, depending on local needs.
Guidance Document for Eligible Uses of Funds
The guidance document contains related links for ESSER Funds including budget codes, justification framework, facilities guidance and approval links.