ARP Act ESSER III
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as the ARP Act, was signed into law. In the ARP act, $122 billion was dedicated to the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) funds. This grant is known as ARP Act ESSER III. The intent and purpose of the ARP Act ESSER III education funding are to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus on students.
Rankin ISD will apply for ARP Act ESSER III funds in July 2021. RISD’s ARP Act ESSER III allocation is $193,444.
With the ARP Act ESSER III funds, Rankin ISD is required, by statute, to set aside 20% of their total allocation, in the amount of $38,689 to address learning loss and to develop two plans: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and Use of Funds Plan.
These plans are linked below and will be reviewed and revised as necessary every six months, if not completed sooner.
RISD's Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
RISD's ARP Act ESSER III Use of Funds Plan