What is ESSER Funding?
The federal government has approved nearly $200 billion to be dispersed to schools as a response to the impact of COVID-19 on education.
What Can This Funding Be Used On?
ESSER funds can be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. ESSER II (CRRSA) funds can be used for addressing learning loss and preparing schools for reopening. ESSER III (ARPA) funds can be used to not only reopen schools, but also to meet students’ academic, mental health and social, and emotional needs in response to COVID-19, (e.g. through extended learning time, tutoring, and counselors), wherever they are learning.
How Does This Apply to Physical Education?
Physical activity is more important now than ever before. Due to COVID-19, teaching physical education has been challenging, but personal equipment packs, evidence-based curriculum, activity trackers like pedometers & heart rate monitors, and COVID response products can make class fun and safe again.
How Do I Get More Information?
Please fill out the form on the right to learn more about what types of products and resources are available using ESSER funds. Additionally, we have provided recommendations for products that help with learning loss as well as resources to help guide you.