Government Grants for Education
American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021 (ARPA)
$122 Billion Funds Available
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It is an unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students.
Now is the time for school districts to leverage these available funds and invest in a common security platform for your voice, video and data needs.
The American Rescue Plan provides another $122 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) created under the CARES Act as part of the Education Stabilization Fund. This program is administered through the U.S. Department of Education and is intended to support efforts by states and school districts to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools as well as address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.
CONSIDER COVID-19 AND ON-LINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
FROM MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ESSER DOLLARS
Bridging the Digital Divide - Ensure every student can access online learning programs from the safety of their own homes with Nitro™, the Motorola Solutions private LTE solution. This functional and cost-effective solution provides enterprise-grade private LTE as a wireless backhaul to your school’s network. Combine the simplicity of an easy installation without miles of cables, and heavy maintenance work in each student’s home, all with the added control of having complete ownership over your network.
Learn how to safely reopen schools and provide continued support for online learning with technology from Motorola Solutions by reading the American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021 (ARPA) Grant Executive Summary.
On Demand Webinar: Using ESSER Funding
Watch the Motorola Solutions On Demand webinar to learn how your School District can use ESSER funds to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in your campuses by upgrading your video security & analytics system.
During this webinar, you will learn about:
- Covid -19 Response Analytics: No Face Mask Detection, Social Distancing Technology, Occupancy Counting
- Contact Tracing using Access Control & Appearance Search
- Avigilon Cloud Services Web & Mobile Client
- Mapping for First Responders & 9-11 Dispatch
- Elevated Temperature Detection Thermal Cameras (and how your school can get a thermal screening solution for free!)
Coronavirus Response & Relief Act: Education Stabilization Fund
$82 BILLION FUNDS AVAILABLE
The Coronavirus Response & Relief Act provides a refresh of three CARES Act grant programs under the umbrella of the Education Stabilization Fund:
- Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II) Fund ($54.3 billion)
- Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER II) Fund ($22.7 billion)
- Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Fund ($4.1 billion)
These grant programs are being administered through the U.S. Department of Education and are intended to support efforts by states, schools and institutions of higher learning to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, but each has a different focus and are subject to different eligibility requirements.
Consider Covid-19 Technology from Motorola Solutions
For Your Education Stabilization Fund Dollars
Motorola Solutions offers a variety of solutions that can be deployed to help education agencies in their coronavirus response and mitigation efforts. You may be able to use your Education Stabilization Fund grant on these solutions, but you should consult your SEA and/or legal department if you have questions.
- Distance Learning
- Social Distancing Technology
- Occupancy Counting Technology
- No Face Mask Detection Technology
- Contact Tracing Technology
- Temperature Sensing Cameras