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Jefferson Davis County School District

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American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER

Director: Devonshae Harrien

Bookkeeper/Secretary: Renatta McLaurin

Special Programs Coordinator: Chellie Payne

American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It is an unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students.

ARP ESSER Fund awards to SEAs are in the same proportion as each State received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, in fiscal year 2020.