Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)
- DESE CARES Act Guidance (last updated 5-26-20)
- DESE CARES Act Webinar (5-11-20): Recorded Webinar | PowerPoint Slides
- DESE CARES Act Webinar FAQs
- USED Guidance on Equitable Services Under The CARES Act
- ESSER LEA Allocations (Preliminary 5-28-20)
- Payment Request for Reimbursement
- ESSER Nonpublic Allocations
- The CARES Act - Application & Assurance for ESSER Funds Directions
- The CARES Act - Application & Assurance for ESSER Funds
- Affirmation of Consultation with Nonpublic School Officials for CARES Act
- The CARES Act Revenue Codes
- DESE Public Notice for Nonpublic School Participation
- LEA Public Notice for Nonpublic School Participation
Seamless Summer Option Meals and Safety Resources During COVID-19
Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund
Previously Released CARES Act Information
- April 30: DESE team members submitted the final U.S. Department of Education (USED) paperwork necessary to receive the 208 million dollars Missouri is getting from the ESSER Fund.
- April 23: A letter today from the USED expressed an understanding that students and educators are facing significant disruptions and obstacles as a result of COVID-19. Your efforts are critical to ensuring that learning continues for all students. To support those efforts, USED is making available $208,443,300 for Missouri.
- April 13: DESE received confirmation that Missouri will receive $208 million from the CARES ACT to help K-12 schools respond to coronavirus-related needs. K-12 funds will be distributed through federal Title I allocations. These dollars can help Missouri schools address the digital divide and remote teaching and learning challenges presented by COVID-19.
- April 9: DESE issued initial CARES Act guidance regarding the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.
- April 6: DESE applied for and received approval for a federal waiver under the CARES Act to allow our agency and local education agencies to better respond to emerging issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. See Administrative Memo QS-20-004
Phone: (573) 751-2641
Federal Programs Staff (Non-public Questions)
Julia Cowell, Director of Federal Programs
Theresa Villmer, State Ombudsman for Equitable Services