In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three separate COVID-19 federal relief packages. These packages delivered millions of dollars directly to schools and districts and, separately, provided the Arizona Department of Education with discretionary and required set aside ESSER funds to dedicate toward statewide strategic projects and investments. These investments are made to support schools' recovery needs and increase learning opportunities for students through 2024.
ADE is using these dollars to fund critical projects that fulfill our vision statement, “Equity for all students to fulfill their full potential,” and to align with the core principles of our strategic plan.
ADE Project Allocations
The full list and details of allocations made so far can be found below. This document will be updated as further allocations are made.
Allocations & Descriptions
Student Equity & Achievement
Educator Recruitment & Retention
Safe & Healthy Schools
Serving AZ School Communities through the Pandemic...and Beyond
Additional Relief Funding to Public Schools
*LEA = Local Education Agency, such as a District or Charter Organization.