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Priority Overview

The end of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant period is September 30, 2024. OSSE is committed to supporting Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to manage a smooth and strategic transition to a post-ESSER funding environment, by providing sustainability supports to maximize the impact of LEA federal funding. The end of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant period is September 30, 2024

For questions, please contact Linda Sun at [email protected].

Top Things to Know
  • The end of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant period is September 30, 2024. 
     
  • OSSE strongly encourages LEAs to prioritize six evidence-based strategies in their budgeting and strategic planning for Fiscal Year 2025 and beyond. 
     
  • OSSE will provide guidance and information to LEAs regarding how best to leverage grant flexibilities to sustain evidence-based strategies and other key priorities in Fiscal Year 2025. 
     
  • OSSE will support LEAs to leverage the U.S. Department of Education’s liquidation extension request process to extend the use of ESSER III-ARP funds for the evidence-based strategies and other needs in Fiscal Year 2025, where applicable. 
     
  • Throughout Summer 2024, OSSE will convene LEA Communities of Practice for LEAs interested in learning best practices. 
Key Dates & Deadlines
  • July 31, 2024 - Federal Flexibilities Community of Practice  
  • Aug. 13, 2024 - Liquidation Extension Communities of Practice Time: 1- 2pm 
  • Sept. 30, 2024 – Deadline to obligate all ESSER funding 
  • Oct. 15, 2024 - Deadline to submit a liquidation extension request to OSSE 
  • Dec. 31, 2024 – Deadline to submit reimbursement for non-liquidation extension expenses requests