Planning Resources for Education
A Note to Education Agencies
The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) provides nearly $122 billion to States to support schools in safely reopening and addressing the wide- ranging impact of COVID-19 on students.
State educational agencies (SEAs) are being asked to submit their plans for the use of ARP ESSER funds to the Department of Education for approval. Plans should be submitted through the template in the link below or through another format that includes every item and element requested in the template.
Among the items to be shared in these plans are the programs SEAs want to use to address COVID learning loss and longstanding inequities that result in below-grade level performance. High-quality, evidence-based interventions, such as tutoring, are eligible for funding. These are the programs provided by members of ProvenTutoring.
Below are sample program descriptions that states can use to complete the following section: Part D. Maximizing State-Level Funds to Support Students, #1 Academic Impact of Lost Instructional Time. This is the section in the template that requires states to discuss the evidence-based interventions they would like to be funded. ProvenTutoring providers have submitted program descriptions that can be incorporated into a state’s plan. Please note that, in some cases, a specific state is mentioned in the descriptions as an example. It does not mean the state has adopted the program.
Each program description includes the following:
- Description of the evidence-based intervention;
- Extent to which it will be evaluated;
- How the evidence-based interventions will specifically address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on certain groups of students; and
- How programs can support the identification of students who lost the most instructional time.
These program descriptions may also be used as a resource for LEAs who need to design plans for addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time.