ESSER Relief Funds

  • Alachua County Public Schools is receiving federal stimulus dollars to help offset unexpected costs caused by the pandemic. The federal dollars are provided by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. ESSER is distributed as three separate programs, ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III.

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

    • Critical one-time investments
    • Time-limited programming to respond to the pandemic
    • Innovation that can redefine student learning, acceleration, and development

    Parents, district employees, students, and community members were urged to complete this survey to help the district determine what to prioritize with the potential ESSER funds. See the results of the ARP ESSER Community Survey here.

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

ESSER Recovery Funding Dashboard

  • The Dashboard below shows how federal COVID recovery funds from ESSER II (Sept. 2021) and ESSER III (Jan. 2022) have been budgeted by Alachua County Public Schools. Approved by the School Board on January 18, pending approval from the Florida Department of Education.