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The purpose of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation's students by addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. RCPS has been awarded $2,321,453.31 in ESSER III funds. This plan describes how the awarded funds will be used. Questions about this plan should be directed to Sarah Schmidt at or Renee Edwards at


View the UPDATED ARPA ESSER III Plan for Spending [English] , [Spanish] , [Arabic] , [Italian] , [Chinese]


View the ARPA ESSER III Plan for Funds


View the ARPA ESSER III Plan to Return to School