COVID-Relief Spending

COVID-Relief Spending (Esser Funds)

Over the last few years, the Dayton Public School District received COVID-relief funds from the federal government. These funds, often referred to as “ESSER” funds (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) or “ARP” funds (American Rescue Plan), have been used to keep students and staff safe during the height of the pandemic, and to help students catch up academically after a period of disrupted learning in 2020 and 2021. 

The initial allocation of funds is as follows:

ESSER I - $10,238,996.06 (expire in September 2022)

ESSER II - $40,094,771.65 (expire in September 2023)

ESSER III - $90,111,120.16 (expire in September 2024)

In 2022, the district began publishing monthly reports in an effort to keep the community informed about the ongoing use of these funds. 

Please click the reports below to learn more about how COVID-relief funds have been allocated. 

February 2022 

March 2022