The CARES Act, CRRSA Act, and ARPA provide that the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER I, II, & III*) Funds are subject to the Uniform Grants Guidance (2 CFR § 200), which requires that capital expenditures and certain equipment have prior written approval from DESE. 2 CFR § 200.439. In addition, the CRRSA Act/ARPA expressly added certain capital/equipment purchases (school facilities improvements related to environmental health and air quality) that are allowable using ESSER I, II & III funds.
ENSATS received $1,222,361 in ESSER III funds.[pdf-embedder url=”https://essexnorthshore.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/ESSERIII-Implementation.pdf” title=”ESSERIII Implementation”]