Elementary and Secondary Education Relief Funding (ESSER) 

On March 12, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. This legislation includes a substantial round of Elementary and Secondary Education Relief funding (ESSER). This third round of ESSER funding, ESSER III, totaled $126,000,000,000 for K-12 education. School districts have until September 30, 2024, to obligate these funds, but grant activities may continue beyond that date.

So how will you make use of these funds to support more students having access to a quality music education in your school?

The NAfME Toolkit will help you learn more about the possibilities and the opportunity at hand.

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