FCPS Seeks Input For American Rescue Plan

FCPS Seeks Input For American Rescue Plan

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) seeks public input for its planned uses for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding.

A summary, along with a public comment survey, can be found here: https://forms.gle/Y7XhvUNQgia6moYS8.

The survey will be open for input until 4 p.m. on August 3 (new date), and FCPS will consider all feedback when finalizing the application to be sent to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Through the ARP, the U.S. Department of Education is allocating approximately $1.95 billion to Maryland and local school systems to meet the urgent needs of schools and students in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. FCPS will receive $37.9 million of the nearly $2 billion.

This funding will be available for use through Sept. 30, 2024, and is intended to help combat challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis for elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

The proposed summary of uses for the ARP/ESSER funds by FCPS is the culmination of meetings and discussions with various stakeholders over the past couple of months.  This survey will allow stakeholders to comment and provide feedback on the proposed uses. This feedback will be taken into consideration in development of the final application, which is due to MSDE by August 17 (extended deadline).

For more information on the funding proposal, please view our special webpage: https://www.fcps.org/fiscal/arp-esser