The U.S. Congress has enacted The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act with an allocation of $190 billion dollars in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for K-12 education. The funding is intended to help safely reopen schools, maximize in-person instructional time for all students, and provide opportunities to address the impact of lost instructional time resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
90% of this funding is earmarked to serve the needs of local school districts.
Schools may use this funding for a variety of needs including instructional technology to engage students in active learning during in-person, remote or hybrid learning.
*As of January 2022 a good portion of the funding allocated to local school districts remains unspent.
LIVE Language Lab On-Demand and ESSER Funding
The federal stimulus packages funding may be used for the SANS LIVE Language Lab browser-based language teaching application as a long-term solution to mitigate learning loss with increased student engagement and focus on communication-based language instruction.
Download the SANS Inc. ESSER K-12 Funding Guide
Get a concise overview of the K-12 Stimulus Funding that has been allocated and how it can be used to support world languages learners with technology. Speak with your school administration and funding managers to make the case for technology to sustain your language program for the long term.