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ESSER Funds

Federal stimulus relief funds called Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds have been allocated by Congress to state education agencies and local school districts to help with the unexpected expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Colorado Department of Education CARES Act webpage to learn more.

How is Jeffco Using ESSER Funds?

Jeffco Public Schools is strategically investing ESSER funds to improve student performance outcomes and address impacts from COVID-19. Jeffco is using funds on investments that directly impact its culture of instructional excellence and extraordinary student experiences.

ESSER Funding Support

In December 2021, Jeffco was awarded an additional $68M as part of ESSER III. The US Department of Education and Colorado Department of Education provided funding to local school districts based on the Title I formula.

Through community and staff feedback and data analysis, Jeffco is implementing the following programs, resources and materials with these additional ESSER funds. The current list includes programs, resources and materials that may change with operational and student needs in response to current pandemic conditions.

ESSER III Priority Investment Areas

As a result of ongoing determination of district needs, ESSER III investment areas have evolved. School allocations total over $7 million. Charter school allocations total $6.9 million.

Our Learners. Our Future.

Supporting academic and social-emotional growth

Our Community. Our Legacy.

Supporting family engagement

Our People. Our Strength.

Supporting staffing and resources

Featured Initiatives

Hazel Health

Jeffco Public Schools partners with Hazel Health, Inc. to provide free, additional physical and mental health care services for students. This a telehealth extension of support to Jeffco students enrolled at district-managed schools.

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High Dosage Tutoring

Program Evaluation for Key Investments

Ongoing program evaluation ensures the success of ESSER-funded projects.  A comprehensive process and outcome evaluation will be conducted for curricular investments including early literacy, secondary math, contextual learning, summer school and High Dosage Tutoring.

Jeffco will also conduct a detailed analysis of data related to telehealth and Social Emotional Learning assessments. Program evaluation will be conducted by external evaluators in partnership with internal research staff support.

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Current Proposed Spending by Initiative

Total $ 68,267,154.00
ESSER Funds Graph

Graph shows ESSER 1 funds complete at $7.04 million. ESSER 2 funds complete at $30.38 million and ESSER III funds $46.801 million allotted out of $68 million available.

Data is updated quarterly and was last updated on March 11, 2024

For each round of requested funds, Jeffco is allocating 10% of total monies to charter schools because about 10% of enrolled students attend a Jeffco charter school. The numbers below reflect the total amounts received and requested with a 10% allowance and pass-through set aside for charter schools.