As you have likely heard, the government has passed into law 3 different “Cares Acts” that include funding for Schools, referred to as ESSER FUNDS. The 2nd round of ESSER Funds is available now on a grant basis to schools.
This is a use it or lose it type of funding and schools must apply for it ASAP.
The newest round of funding has $130 BILLION allocated to school music programs, but you must work to apply for this funding. Below are some great resources to help guide you through securing as much of this funding as possible for your program.
We urge you to apply for this funding immediately and put these incredible resources to use for your program.
Be Part of the Music Webinar: Understating ESSR
This Webinar explores and explains the impact of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and how your music program may qualify for funding.
Department of Education Resources
Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website for details on the Education Stabilization Fund
CARES Act funding allocations/spending nationally
CARES Act State information for Colorado
COVID Relief Funding in the Music Classroom resource provided by the National Association for Music Education (NaFME).