May 3rd, 2021

ESSER III Funding Information and Resources

American Rescue Plan Funds Can Support the Arts During the School Day and In After-School and Summer Programs

South Carolina students will soon benefit from $2.1 billion in supplemental ESSER III dollars, funded by the American Rescue Plan. ESSER III will fund programs that accelerate learning through evidence-based practices during the school day, as well as extended-year, summer, afterschool, and other out-of-school programs.

Federal DOE guidance released in April 2021 specifically cites the importance of the arts in in-school, summer, and afterschool interventions to provide a well-rounded education and to support social and emotional learning.

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