Federal COVID-19 Relief Spending

Across Indiana, $2.8 billion in federal funding has been allocated to local school districts to help address schools’ COVID-19 related needs.

Here at the EVSC, we have been allocated $85.1 from three rounds of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding – which is based on the district’s share of the state’s Title I allocation – and federal Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds.

Over the last two years, we developed plans for how to strategically and sustainably deploy these funds to successfully accelerate student learning, support our educators, make a sustainable impact on innovation across our schools, and update technology and other infrastructure.

Through our locally-developed plans, some examples of things we are investing in are:

• Instructional programming including targeted investments in things such as increased hybrid and virtual learning options, extended learning time, reduction in class size

• Student supportive services such as counseling, social work, and related services.

• Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment with investments such as extending school nurse hours, sanitation and disinfection supplies, PPE, etc.

Read our full plans here.

Looking ahead, we plan to invest in critical infrastructure with our ESSER funds, such as a new Student Information System, that will help us stay more connected and work together in a unified, digital environment. Per federal law, we have through September 2022 to encumber the first round of ESSER funding and through September 2023 and September 2024, respectively, to encumber the second and third rounds of their ESSER grants.

Funds are available for all school districts through a reimbursement process for approved expenses in the spending plan. Track the EVSC’s current uses and reimbursements of these funds here.

For more information on the EVSC’s federal COVID-19 relief funding, please click here to email us.