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Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Posted 09/08/2023 - 4:09pm

Nearly 13,000 Colorado teachers applied for and received more than $11 million in classroom supplies in an initiative that used ESSER II funding to help pre-K through 12th grade public school educators address COVID-19 learning loss.

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Tags: ESSER II, Local Priorities, Use of Funds

Graphic that says 12,927 projects funded

Posted 07/13/2023 - 3:24pm

 Parents from Mancos used to have to endure a 56-mile round trip to Durango for their kids to make it to summer enrichment programs, but thanks to a $73,900 grant from CDE’s ... Read More

Tags: ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities

Mancos School District logo

Posted 06/27/2023 - 1:50pm

Colorado school districts have been able to provide more after-school programs, summer learning opportunities and focused studies on math and literacy thanks to $1.8 billion... Read More

Tags: American Rescue Plan (ARP), ESSER I, ESSER II, ESSER III, Rural Coaction Program

Chief of Staff Scott Jones

Posted 06/22/2023 - 12:53pm

A $100,000 Education Workforce Grant enabled Holyoke School District in northeast Colorado to hire an additional counselor during the 2022-23 school year to help students and teachers in need of mental health support in the wake of the... Read More

Tags: Education Workforce Program, ESSER II, Mental Health Needs

Kathleen Kropp was hired to provide counseling to students and teachers at Holyoke School District.

Posted 06/16/2023 - 11:01am

The Colorado Department of Education is using $125,000 of federally allocated ESSER III funds to plan and deliver professional development opportunities for math teachers in... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, Rural Program Development, Use of Funds

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Posted 06/09/2023 - 10:27am

Poudre School District in Fort Collins spent $100,000 from an Education Workforce Grant to diversify its workforce while at the same time attempting to fill more open positions than the district had in pre-pandemic years.
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Tags: Allocations, Education Workforce Program, ESSER II, Use of Funds

Poudre School District logo

Posted 05/12/2023 - 10:36am

Jefferson County Public Schools is providing free mental health services for students at 155 schools throughout the county with about $1.5 million from the district’s third round of ESSER funds. 

To provide the services, Jeffco... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, Mental Health Needs, Use of Funds

Jefferson County Public Schools is using ESSER III funding to partner with Hazel Health to provide mental health services for students.

Posted 05/11/2023 - 10:07am

The Council of Chief State School Officers asked state education chiefs how COVID relief funds had made an impact on their state. Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes explains in this video how she learned of the funds' effectiveness when... Read More

Tags: American Rescue Plan (ARP), Use of Funds

YouTube video of Katy Anthes

Posted 05/05/2023 - 3:13pm

A $2 million ESSER grant is funding high-impact tutoring in Denver Public Schools that is resulting in higher-than-expected growth on students’ statewide assessments.

“We weren't looking for just scores. We were also looking at... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, High-Impact Tutoring Program

DPS is offering free tutoring for students in ng. Free for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade thanks to COVID relief funds.

Posted 04/26/2023 - 2:45pm

Theatre SilCo in Silverthorne, formerly Lake Dillon Theatre Company, is filling an urgent need for after-school care in Summit County with $528,432 in grant funding from the ESSER III... Read More

Tags: ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities, ESSER III, Summer and Afterschool Programs, Use of Funds

Theater SilCo in Summit County offers a robust afterschool program thanks to ESSER III funding.