Grant Funded Programs
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law that outlines how states and school districts may use Federal funds to support schools. New York State's ESSA plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Education in January 2018. The plan emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures for school accountability and student success. Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of strategies to promote educational equity by providing funding to school districts to ensure that every child succeeds.
Harrison Central School District receives and administers ESSA funding for the following federal grants:
- Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
- Title III: Language Instruction for English Language Learners and Immigrant Students
- Title IV: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- McKenney Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth
The President signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act). The act provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. A portion of the funds were allocated to Governors to assist educational agencies to address the impact that COVID-19 has had on schools and children.
The President signed into law the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP). This act makes available a third round of elementary and secondary emergency relief. This funding was provided to address learning loss by planning summer learning, enrichment and/or after-school programs. Plans should also respond to students’ academic, social and emotional needs. Funds can also be used for improving air circulation systems in school buildings.