• Helping Kids and Improving Libraries 

    Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund

    Waco ISD is applying to receive its share of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the American Rescue Plan. This is the third law providing funding as a response to the pandemic, the ARP is also referred to as ARP ESSER III or ESSER III. Over the next three years, Waco ISD plans to use $49.9 million in funds to provide academic support to help close learning gaps that emerged during the pandemic, social-emotional support to meet mental health needs, and support for a culture of literacy.

    Allocation Amounts

    TEA has released two-thirds of the total allocation to Texas School Districts. The remaining one-third will be made available upon the USDE’s approval of the states spending plan.

    Current Allocation (2/3): $33,287,678
    Remaining Allocation (1/3): $16,643,839
    Waco ISD Total Allocation: $49,931,517