Supplemental ESSER (ESSER-SUPP) Grant Program
To address a small number of school systems that have more direct COVID-19 expenses and/or projected costs for learning loss recovery than they will receive under CRRSA ESSER II and ARP ESSER III formula funding, the Texas Legislature authorized under TEC Section 29.930 as added by House Bill 1525, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, a portion of the state’s discretionary ESSER III funding to provide additional resources to pay for unreimbursed costs due to the coronavirus pandemic and for intensive educational supports for students not performing satisfactorily.
The period of availability for ESSER-SUPP grant funds is from March 13, 2020 (with pre-award) to August 31, 2023.
For ESSER-SUPP, use ESSER III FAR code 282, along with a local option code to distinguish it from ESSER III.
The ESSER-SUPP grant application is available online through eGrants.
The following application materials are listed here for easy reference; they are also available on the 2021-2023 ESSER Supplemental (ESSER-SUPP) Federal Grant Application page of TEA Grant Opportunities.
The Entitlements page lists ESSER-SUPP amounts allocated to eligible LEAs by LEA and ESC.
ESSER-SUPP Training and Resources
To ask questions about the ESSER-SUPP grant, complete and submit the FAQ Submission form.
Questions about allowable uses of ESSER funds (which are the same for the ESSER-SUPP grant) are included in the ESSER FAQ. The FAQ will be updated regularly.
Application training resources will be posted here when available.
Preliminary Grant Timeline
|March 13, 2020||Pre-award start date of grant period|
|June 24, 2021||Preliminary eligibility list and planning allocations will be available|
|July 12, 2021||eGrants electronic grant application will be available on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page|
|July 12 through August 31, 2021||
|September 1, 2021||
|January/February 2022||Fiscal Year 2022 allocation amounts will be finalized after Fall Snapshot enrollment data becomes available to TEA|
|January/February 2023||Fiscal Year 2023 allocation amounts will be finalized after Fall Snapshot enrollment data becomes available to TEA|
|May 1, 2023||Deadline to submit grant amendments|
|August 31, 2023||End date of grant period|
|November 30, 2023||Revised Final Expenditure Report due to TEA|
To meet ESSER requirements, TEA has developed the following forms:
- Justification/Documentation of Allowable Use of ESSER Funds: Complete this form to document activities funded with ESSER grant funds. The form is maintained locally and provided to TEA only upon request.
- Pre-Approval for Construction, Remodeling, Alteration, Renovation, or Repair Costs: Renovations and repairs that require pre-approval include HVAC, ventilation, and air quality costs.