Maneuvering the Maze of ESSER Federal Funds
2020 and 2021 have been the years of federal funding initiatives; COVID’s crunch of practically every industry have left schools, retailers, manufacturers, hoteliers and more, grasping at straws to find the capital needed to rebuild momentum and fund necessary resources for success.
In education specifically, the ARP ESSER fund, for example, has set aside $123 billion in available funds to help K-12 schools safely reopen their doors, providing dollars for health screening tools, funds for learning loss, and additional resources to students’ mental health post-lockdown.
Dr. Paula Love, President or RFPMatch.com, and known within her industry as The Funding Doctor, has been helping many industries, including education, plan strategies for securing state and federal dollars. We spoke with her about today’s available federal funds, and how to maneuver the restrictions and guidelines put in place while still centering staff and student needs.
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