ARP ESSER III Grant Program

The ARP ESSER III grant program is authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), signed into law in March 2021.

The period of availability for ARP ESSER III grant funds is from March 13, 2020 (with pre-award), to September 30, 2024 (with carryover).


The Entitlements page lists ARP ESSER III amounts allocated to eligible LEAs by LEA and ESC.

Refer to the ESSER Fund Allocation Procedures for details on TEA's method for allocating ESSER funds.

LEA Application

The ARP ESSER III application is available from the TEA Grant Opportunities page. Select "2020-2023 ARP ESSER III Federal Grant Application" from the Application Name field, or search for "ARP".

RFA materials from the application are also available here:


To meet ESSER requirements, TEA has developed the following forms:

TEA Resources 

TEA staff has developed the following ARP ESSER III resources.

Statewide Training

TEA staff presented a two-part statewide training on the ARP ESSER III grant and application on May 11 and 14, 2021.

The following material was presented on May 11:

The following material was presented on May 14:


Answers to frequently asked questions are listed in the ESSER FAQ. The FAQ will be updated regularly.

Use the ESSER FAQ Submission form to submit new ESSER questions to TEA staff. 

USDE Resources

The US Department of Education has developed the following ARP ESSER III resources.

ARP ESSER III Grant Program Announcement

The following links lead to the original announcements of ARP ESSER III grant funding in Texas: