Grant Details

CARES Act: Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (Maine)

 
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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Maine Department of Education

    Summary

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among its many provisions, the Act includes specific funding sources for Local Education Agencies. Specifically, Section 18003 of the CARES Act establishes the Elementary Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).


    Grant funds awarded under the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund may be used by Local Education Agencies for the following:

    1. Any activity authorized by the ESEA of 1965, including the Native Hawaiian Education Act and the Alaska Native Educational Equity, Support, and Assistance Act (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) (˜˜IDEA), the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) (˜˜the Perkins Act), or subtitle B of title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.).
    2. Coordination of preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies with State, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments, and other relevant agencies, to improve coordinated responses among such entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
    3. Providing principals and other school leaders with the resources necessary to address the needs of their individual schools.
    4. Activities to address the unique needs of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population.
    5. Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies.
    6. Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases.
    7. Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of a local educational agency, including buildings operated by such agency.
    8. Planning for and coordinating during long-term closures, including for how to provide meals to eligible students, how to provide technology for online learning to all students, how to provide guidance for carrying out requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.) and how to ensure other educational services can continue to be provided consistent with all Federal, State, and local requirements.
    9. Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including low-income students and students with disabilities, which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment.
    10. Providing mental health services and supports.
    11. Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months and addressing the needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.
    12. Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff of the local educational agency.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Maine expects to receive:

    ·      $10.87m in the Child Care and Development Block Grant

    ·      $95.645m in overall Education Stabilization Fund

    ·      $9.3m for the Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEEF)

    ·      $43.7m in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF)

    ·      $42.5m. in Higher Education Fund

    Contacts

    Tyler Backus

    Tyler Backus
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0023
    (207) 624-6600
    (207) 624-6700

    Chelsey Fortin-Trimble

    Chelsey Fortin-Trimble
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0023
    (207) 624-6600
    (207) 624-6700
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Maine LEAs.

    Deadline Details

    The Maine DOE is currently accepting applications via an online portal. No deadline date currently available. This is a one-time emergency funding opportunity. Future deadlines are not anticipated.

    Award Details

    Award amount varies.

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