American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief
(Columbus ISD Public Notice of Application for Funds)
Columbus Independent School District is applying for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant.
This application would provide funding to the district in two major categories. One area would address the
student learning loss due to COVID-19 and the second area would address the safe re-opening of the
public school district. The application also deals with other areas related to COVID-19, such as
retaining employees, operational needs of the school district due to COVID-19 issues, and teacher support.
General Specifics of the Grant are as follows:
* Pre- awarded costs can be recorded from March 13, 2020 and be spent until September 30, 2023.
Additionally, with the Tiddings Act, districts that need to carryover unused fund would be allowed to
do so until September 30, 2024.
* Districts would be required to follow all federal, state and local regulations and requirements for
federal grant administration and fiscal spending of funds.
* District entitlements for the grant for the 3-year period: $2,600,209.00.
For more information or comment please contact the district ESSER III contact:
Miller Beaird, Ed. D.
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Deadline for all questions and/ or comments for the ESSER III American Rescue Plan Grant ends
at 9:00 pm on July 22, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support. Cardinal Pride!