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Recovery & Restoration Investments

On the Path to Recovery & Restoration: OSSE's Management of Federal Stimulus Funds 

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, OSSE is responsible for overseeing the management of nearly $1 billion dollars of federal stimulus funds to support the recovery and restoration of our public education and child care sectors in the District. These are multi-year investments that will take place through 2024. ​The majority of these funds are directed by the federal government to pass through OSSE to local education agencies and early childhood providers. OSSE has greater discretion over the remaining funds, which are used for state-led investments to support recovery and restoration.

OSSE is committed to keeping the public informed about how federal stimulus funds are being used to support recovery and restoration efforts in the District. Select one of the buttons below to learn more about the source and scale of these recovery funds, how local education agencies (i.e., public school systems) are using them, and how OSSE is investing the funds over which we have greater discretion. 



Note: As we approach the end of the ESSER grant period on September 30, 2024, OSSE is committed to supporting LEAs to manage a smooth and strategic transition to a post-ESSER funding environment, with a focus on continuing learning acceleration and addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit OSSE’s Post-ESSER Sustainability Supports for LEAs page for more information on these supports,, including technical assistance on how to leverage other existing federal grants to continue delivering successful recovery strategies, and guidance on how LEAs can apply for a liquidation extension waiver to support the full spend-down of ESSER III-ARP funds.