Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Relief Act (ESSER) Funding was passed in March and December 2020, and January 2021.
What does this mean for you? There may be district funding available for your music program. You can read more about the history of this legislation here. There are several recordings below that you may find useful. Toolkits, sample emails, and examples of what the funds can be used for in a classroom have been graciously provided.
ESSER Webinars and Recordings
ND Department of Instruction/NAfME Links
These links show how funding breaks down for each district in North Dakota.
ND DPI's ESSER
ESSER Funding Toolkit
We suggest you begin conversations now with your administrators on ways to use some of the ESSER funds for your music programs. Use the toolkits provided to give you a start. You may also want to inquire about the allocation of the first round of ESSER funds in case there is unallocated funds in your district or charter school.