How School Districts and Programs Are Leveraging ESSER Funds to Support Afterschool and Summer Learning

In late January 2025, school districts and states will face the liquidation deadline for more than $120 billion America Rescue Plan ESSER III funds. How have these funds been used to date in support of comprehensive afterschool and summer enrichment programs? How have school – community partnerships been leveraged to support students when school is out? What opportunities persist to build partnerships, maximize remaining funds and ensure afterschool and summer programs can engage every student once the funding deadline passes?

This webinar looks at a report that digs into these questions and more! It finds that eight in 10 districts invested in afterschool and summer programs – representing more than $5.4 billion. Following an overview of the report, participants will learn how various school districts are leveraging ESSER funds to support students through afterschool and summer learning programs

Webinar Participants

Christopher Tate, U.S. Department of Education

Emily Murtaugh, Afterschool Alliance

Liana Shivers, Afterschool Alliance

Dr. Lynn Jennings, The Education Trust

Dr. John Hitchcock, The National Comprehensive Center at Westat

Tony Lomeli, Modesto City Schools

Bryan Joffe, AASA – the School Superintendents Association

Dr. Sheronda Witter, U.S. Department of Education

Webinar Resources

PowerPoint Slides

Investments in Student Recovery: A Review of School Districts’ Use of American Rescue Plan Funding To Support Afterschool and Summer Opportunities

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ARM ESSER): State and Local Educational Agency (LEA)/School District Plans