In response to the economic outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Congress passed three bills that provided immediate and direct economic assistance to state and local educational agencies through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds. These funds were provided to support areas with the greatest need, where the academic and non-academic components for school districts had the greatest impact due to COVID-19. As additional funding was provided, the intent of the funds was to support States and local school districts’ efforts to safely reopen schools, address significant gaps in learning, and support measures of implementation that will continue to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on students and families.
For more information regarding CARES, please click here: CARES Information
Click here to read the ARP application for Rome City Schools: RCS ARP Application
Please contact the Director of Federal Programs at 706-236-5050 if you have any questions regarding CARES or ARP.