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​ESSER School Health and Safety Grants FY20-21

A copy of the funding announcement is HERE, with each school district's allocation included in Appendix A.

Any questions regarding the grant application process should be directed to Answers to questions will be posted on the ESSER School Health and Safety Grants Questions & Answers page.

Egrants Guides

Egrants Keystone User Registration Walkthrough (PDF)

A step-by-step guide to registering a new user with Egrants.

Egrants Role Request Walkthrough (PDF)

A step-by-step guide to requesting user roles in Egrants for registered users.


Grant Application Guides

PCCD Applicant's Manual (PDF)

A comprehensive guide to grant application requirements and post-award obligations.

Grant Application Walkthrough (PDF)

A step-by-step guide to completing a grant application in Egrants.


Additional technical assistance on PCCD Grant Administration can be found HERE



A total of $49.8 million ESSER funding is being announced for this initiative.  Awards will be made to eligible school districts with budgets not to exceed the formula distribution amount included in the solicitation.  Equitable Services provisions apply to this funding and the PDE methodology related to the amount that each District must reserve is included in as part of the allocation.

Funding is being distributed via the formula outlined in Act 30 of 2020.  Act 30 provides that ESSER funding distribution is determined by the 2018-2019 average daily membership for each school district.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis by PCCD as they are received.  The project period is for 30 months, with a start date of March 13, 2020 and an end date no later than September 30, 2022.  ESSER funds may be used to cover any allowable expenditure incurred on or after March 13, 2020 following approval of the submitted application.

Grant funds not awarded by May 5, 2021 must be returned to the federal government by the PA Department of Education.