2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Direct Aid - Report Intended Uses of Federal ESSER Funds (language only)

Item 137 #8c

Item 137 #8c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 150, after line 42, insert:

"31.  Each school division shall report to the Department of Education information about pass-through federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (P.L. 116-136), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (P.L. 116-260) and the American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 117-2).  The Department shall prescribe the format and timeline required for the reporting of such information, which shall include obligated and unobligated amounts, planned uses and planned timing for the use of the remaining obligated and unobligated amounts.  The Department shall compile and submit this information to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than September 1, 2023 and September 1, 2024."


(This amendment requires school divisions to report their intended uses of federal COVID-19 ESSER funds. Currently, information about the use of these funds is only collected at the time of reimbursement, and their is limited data available on how school divisions plan to spend their remaining ESSER funds.)