PRESS RELEASE


June 8, 2021

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

American Rescue Plan Act for 2021 Public Notice for Applying for the ESSER III Federal Grant Funding for Independent School Districts

Texarkana, TX – Texarkana Independent School District is making public notice for applying for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant for funding.

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 issues such as retaining employees, operational needs of the school district due to COVID-19 issues, and teacher support.

    General Specifics on the grant are as follows:
  • Time Frame for the grant: Pre-award costs can be recoded from March 13, 2020 and allowed to spend funds until September 30, 2023. With the Tidings Act if districts needed to carryover unused funds they would be allowed to continue spending to 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 entitlement for the grant for the 3 year period:$20,636,920

For more information or comment please contact the district ESSER III contact:
District Contact Name: Anita Clay, Chief Financial Officer
Phone Number: 903-794-3651 ext. 1023
Email: anita.clay@txkisd.net

DEADLINE for all questions and comments for the ESSER Grant would end as of 5 p.m. on June 30, 2021.

Thank You for Your Support!

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