Funding Opportunities – Idaho Edition
With the passage of the $2 trillion American Rescue Plan, Idaho’s K-12 schools are poised to receive more than $400 million in assistance, far and away the largest of the three COVID-19-related relief acts (CARES Act, CRRSA), which together will inject almost $700 million into schools across the state. The latest round of funds should be distributed to LEAs within 60 days of receipt by the state, in direct proportion to Title I funding allocations.
ESSER, ESSER II & ARP ESSER
- Brolly assists in the COVID-19 response for special education teachers and service providers, who have seen their service model disrupted by the current pandemic.
- With the app, providers can document and share both virtual and in-person services, service attempts, attendance and student progress.
- The data gathered and presented through Brolly can be vital to determining the scope of learning loss for special education students, one of the hardest-hit groups during the pandemic, and documenting all attempts to serve students in all phases of school closure and reopening.
- The service provision data created and maintained within Brolly can bolster the required detailed district and state accounting and reporting of the use of ESSER, ESSER II and ARP ESSER funds, with a focus on how the State is using funds to measure and address learning loss among students disproportionately affected by the coronavirus and school closures, including children with disabilities. Streamlining progress and service data gives providers more time to deliver targeted, high quality intervention to students with the most need.
Idaho Funding Notes
- In April 2021,The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a plan to distribute nearly $12 million in ESSER SEA reserve funds (from the CRRSA Act approved by Congress in late 2020) to over 90 school districts and charter schools who receive little or no Title I federal funding based on their percentage of low-income students.
- The Board also approved a motion of preliminarily designated 2.5 percent of the third round, the ARP ESSER SEA reserve fund for schools that receive no, or a low amount of ESSER funds based on their population of low-income students, and that the funds be appropriated for use in FY 20222 with carryover authority in FY 2023.