The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. This new COVID relief bill extends or modifies several provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed in March 2020.
Most districts will receive FOUR TIMES the amount of money than what they received in the first round!
The new relief bill includes the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II to differentiate it from the original K-12 funding under the CARES Act), which will receive an additional $54 billion on top of the $13 billion that was allocated under ESSER in March 2020.
Arts Ed NJ has posted an estimate of the allocation for each district. These funds may be used to support arts education including items like the purchase of PPE, technology, summer arts camps, additional staffing to support two years of beginning arts education students, instruments so students will not need to share and a host of other uses.