ESSER Emergency Relief Funds

  • Alachua County Public Schools has been allocated more than $90 million dollars in ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds from the federal government. These funds are being used to support the academic and social-emotional needs of our students and staff as we respond to, and recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The school district has developed a plan for the use of these funds, which includes the following activities:

    • Hiring additional staff to support small group and individualized instruction
    • Providing professional development for teachers on remote and hybrid learning
    • Procuring technology and resources for students to use in the classroom and at home
    • Supporting social-emotional learning and mental health services for students
    • Retaining and rewarding a highly-qualified workforce through staff bonuses and other incentives

    Alachua County Public Schools has committed to providing ongoing updates on the use of ESSER funds and the impact they are having on our schools and community. We encourage all members of the school district community to stay informed and involved in this process.

    An update on the use of ESSER Funds was presented to the School Board at a Workshop on January 11, 2023. See the agenda item and presentation materials here. 

ACPS expects to receive a total of $88.9 million through ESSER II and ESSER III to address pandemic-related needs.