What is Federal Funding?

In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to SEAs and LEAs to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.


What's Available to You?

You can still access ESSER III funding.

ESSER III: The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provides $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding.


Use it or Lose it!

Products and supplies need to be received by 9/30/2024 to meet ESSER III funding requirements.

Did you know ESSER III funding can be allocated for Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment?

What is eligible to be purchased with ESSER Funds?*

*Always verify with your School Health representative that your supplies are covered by ESSER funding.


Our interactive supply list includes products that ESSER III funds can purchase to keep your students safe and help them succeed in school. Download Now!

General Uses of Federal Funding



  • Repairing and improving school facilities to reduce risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards
  • Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity as well as assistive technology or adaptive equipment)
  • Mental health services
  • Implementing public health protocols including policies in line with guidance from the CDC

Federal Funding Explained Video Series - Watch Now!

School Health’s Dr. Ray Heipp takes an in-depth look at the federal funds available to schools and facilities through ESSER, the American Rescue Plan, and other current funding.

This short, four-part video series will allow you to:

  • Gain a better overall understanding of available funding
  • Learn how different departments within your school or facility can utilize funding, including Purchasing Departments, Health Services Professionals, Libraries, Special Education Directors, Health and P.E. Coordinators, and more!

Informational Blogs

Dr. Ray Heipp and Dr. Kim Morton, our Health and Physical Education Specialist, break down how you can get the most out of your ESSER III funding for your school and district.