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CARES Act ESSER I
In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Socioeconomic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, was signed into law. In the CARES Act, $13.2 billion was dedicated for K-12 schools through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. This grant is known as CARES Act ESSER I. The intent and purpose of the CARES Act ESSER I education funding is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. These funds are available March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2022.

In August 2020, Midlothian ISD applied to receive their allocation of the CARES Act ESSER I funds and received their fully awarded Notice of Grant Award in November 2020. Midlothian ISD’s CARES Act ESSER I allocation is $335,115. These funds are not additional to Midlothian ISD, instead, they are being used by TEA to offset the loss of average daily attendance (ADA) through the Foundation School Program (FSP) under Texas school finance.

CRRSA ESSER II
In December 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, also known as CRRSA, was signed into law. In CRRSA, $54.3 billion was dedicated to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. This grant is known as CRRSA ESSER II.  The intent and purpose of CRRSA ESSER II education funding is to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds are available March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2023.

In July 2021, Midlothian ISD applied to receive their allocation of the CRRSA ESSER II funds.  The fully awarded NOGA was received August 6, 2021.  Midlothian ISD's CRRSA ESSER II allocation is $1,514,587.  These funds are not additional to Midlothian ISD, instead, they are being used by TEA to offset the loss of average daily attendance (ADA) through the Foundation School Program (FSP) under Texas school finance.

ARP Act ESSER III
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as the ARP Act, was signed into law. In the ARP act, $122 billion was dedicated to the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) funds. This grant is known as ARP Act ESSER III. The intent and purpose of the ARP Act ESSER III education funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus on students.

In July 2021, Midlothian ISD applied to receive their allocation of the ARP Act ESSER III funds. The fully awarded NOGA is pending at this time. As of July 26, 2021 2/3 of the ESSER III allocation was awarded.  Midlothian ISD’s ARP Act ESSER III allocation is $3,401,548. These funds are additional to Midlothian ISD for Midlothian ISD to use to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.

Midlothian ISD will utilize its ARP Act ESSER III funds to address issues that have risen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ARP Act ESSER III funds, Midlothian ISD is required, by statue, to set aside 20% of their total allocation to address learning loss and to develop two plans: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and Use of Funds Plan.  These plans will be reviewed and revised as necessary every six months, if not completed sooner.

ESSER Supplemental (ESSER-SUPP)
ESSER-SUPP funding, authorized under TEC Section 29.930 as added by House Bill 1525, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, will use a portion of the state's discretionary ESSER III funding to provide additional resources to pay for unreimbursed costs due to the coronavirus pandemic and for intensive educational supports for students not performing satisfactorily.  A minimum of approximately $207 million in grant funding will be awarded in two grants during school years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 to approximately 125-150 eligible school districts and charter schools. 

In August 2021, Midlothian ISD applied to receive their allocation of the ESSER-SUPP funds.  The fully awarded NOGA was awarded on September 17, 2021.  Midlothian ISD's ESSER-SUPP allocation is $4,792,486 for the 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 school years.  These funds are additional to Midlothian ISD to use to address accelerated instruction for learning loss and the academic impact of lost instructional time.