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Watch our discussion with experts about the American Rescue Plan and learn more about the latest K-12 relief package.

Expert Discussion

American Rescue Plan

Watch our panel of educational leaders and advisors to learn how your school or district can use American Rescue Plan funds to support student needs raised by the pandemic, including student engagement and safety.

New Federal Funding Available

The Department of Education announced $122 billion of the American Rescue Plan will be allocated nationwide to aid states’ efforts to safely reopen K-12 schools and expand opportunities for students in need. Below are ways the Department suggests using these funds to address impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education:

  • Investing in resources to implement CDC's K-12 operational strategy for in-person learning to keep educators, staff, and students safe.
  • Implementing strategies to meet the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students hit hardest by the pandemic, including through evidence-based interventions and critical services like community schools.
  • Hiring additional educators to address learning loss, providing support to students and existing staff, and providing sufficient staffing to facilitate social distancing.
  • Funding for Wi-Fi hotspots and devices for students without connectivity for remote learning and supporting educators in the effective use of technology.

What does this funding mean for you?

To support schools and districts navigating the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) federal funding guidelines, we collaborated with experts to gather resources, research, and advice. The following resources break down how the ARP ESSER funds are allocated, how schools can spend them, and recommendations from school leaders.

How does this funding apply to
mental health and SEL?

One of the key provisions of the funding is investing in strategies to meet the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students. Find out more about meeting those needs, and how GoGuardian and Pear Deck can help.