Federal Stimulus Funds for Education

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act created the $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund, which provided $13.5 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to assist K-12 schools with the coronavirus (COVID-19) national pandemic. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA) provided an additonal $82 billion through the Education Stabilization Fund, which provided $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief (ESSER) Fund. States receive funds based on the same proportion that each state receives under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA. States must distribute at least 90% of funds to local education agencies (LEAs) based on their proportional share of ESEA Title I-A funds. States have the option to reserve 10% of the allocation for emergency needs as determined by the state to address issues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Total EESER Allocation Minimum LEA Allocation/Application Sea Guidance to LEAs SEA Set-Aside Amount

SEA Plan For 10% Set-Aside


$1,647,306,127 (ESSER I)

$6,709,633,866 (ESSER II)

California Certification and Agreement

$1,482,575,514 (ESSER I)

$6,038,670,479 (ESSER II)

LEAs must fill out the ESSER Fund Assurances to receive funding. Eligible LEAs received an email with their individual passwords

The California Department of Education guidance to LEAs

$1,164,730,613 (ESSER I)

$670,963,387 (ESSER II)

The California Department of Education has directed most of its funding from the state reserve to LEAs through $112.2 million to support nutrition services and $45 million for a competitive grant program to support and expand existing community schools.


How TCUSD is using the funds

  • After school educational programs
  • Early childhood education
  • Contact Tracing & Preparedness Response
  • Continuity of Services
  • Interventions to addressing learning loss
  • Mental Health Services
  • Professional development for educators
  • Safety supplies and emergency equipment to safely reopen schools
  • Social-emotional learning focus & curriculum
  • Summer Learning Opportunities
  • Technology, Devices & Digital Curriculum to close the digital divide


Accounting & Reporting cycle:

TCUSD Federal Emergency Funding

Funding Source Resource U/F

Grant Amount

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) 3210 F 693,623
Learning Loss - Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) 3215 F 245,186
Learning Loss - Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) 3220 U See below
CRF - based on student with disabilities     790,149
CRF - based on supplemental and concentration grants     1,355,873
CRF - based on LCFF     366,994
Senate Bill 117 7388 F 95,759
Learning Loss - Prop 98 (State General Fund) 7420 F 450,500