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    The District has received twelve COVID-19 grants; each is Federal money being passed-through to us by the State.  All grants and their uses are outlined below.

    ESSERS – District’s Allocation = $194,099:

    • Funding that was passed in the CARES Act Grant was very flexible. It covered COVID-19 costs that the District incurred from March 13, 2020 through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  A portion of that funding was passed on to St. Aloysius School as a Non-public equitable share ($941). OJR used our portion to fund 3 positions: a .6 Teacher on Special Assignment for additional High School technology instruction, a 1.0 Teacher on Special Assignment for Middle School technology instruction, and 1.0 teacher on Special Assignment for the OJR Cyber Academy. 

    PCCD-COVID 19 – District’s Allocation Part 1 = $325,857:

    • Funding was a larger grant. It was also very flexible in its usage, offsetting costs the District incurred to operate under COVID-19 restrictions.  The timeline for utilizing the funds was March 1, 2020 to October 30, 2020.  The State received $199 million and of that amount, OJR’s allocation was $325,857.  The funds were used to purchase software and digital resources for our students to receive virtual instruction, to provide additional technology support for staff and students at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, and for crisis management software for emergency communication.  The remaining funds were used to purchase PPE required to keep student and staff members safe.

    PCCD-COVID 19 – District’s Allocation Part 2 = $176,264:

    • The State received an additional $49.8 million and of that amount, OJR’s allocation is $176,264. It was also very flexible in usage, off-setting costs the District had incurred to operate under COVID-19 restrictions. A portion of funding was passed-on to St. Aloysius School as a Non-Public equitable share ($855). The timeline for utilizing the funds was March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2022. The funds were used to support Cyber Instruction and PPE required to keep students and staff members safe.

    Pre-K Counts CARES – District’s Allocation = $14,300:

    • 100% was utilized to prepare Warwick Child Care centers (our partner in the Pre-K Counts grant) for the start of school and ongoing measures to keep staff and students safe.

    Special Education Mitigation Equity Grant – District’s Allocation = $66,051:

    • PDE allocated a portion of the State’s share of the federal Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) funds toward Equity Grants for Special Education COVID-19 Mitigation. A portion of funding was passed on as a Non-Public equitable share ($134). The timeline for utilizing the funds was March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2021.  OJR used our portion to support our student populations mental health needs as well as offsetting the District's rising substitute costs.

    County of Chester – District’s Allocation = $353,911:

    • Funding that was passed in the CARES Act Grant was very flexible. The timeline for utilizing the funds was from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020. The funds were used to support Cyber Instruction and PPE required to keep students and staff members safe.

    ESSER II – District’s Allocation = $1,402,110:

    • The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act) allocated $2.2B to Pennsylvania’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II). Funds were allocated to schools based on their proportionate share of the Title 1-A formula.  ESSER II funds support COVID-19 response efforts and may be spent on a wide range of allowable activities.  The timeline for utilizing the funds is from March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2023.  OJR plans to use all grant funding to offset COVID-19 expenditures incurred during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. 

    ESSER III – District’s Allocation = $2,836,062:

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) allocated approximately $4.5B to Pennsylvania’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III). Funds were allocated to schools based on their proportionate share of the Title 1-A formula. Under ESSER III guidelines, OJR must use a minimum 20% of our allocation to address Learning Loss.  The remainder of the ESSER III funds support COVID-19 response efforts and may be spent on a wide range of allowable activities.  The timeline for utilizing the funds is from March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2024.  

     ESSER III Set Asides – District’s Allocation = $220,425:

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) allocated an additional $500 million to Pennsylvania’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III). Funds were allocated to schools based on their proportionate share of the Title 1-A formula.  Under ESSER III Set Aside guidelines, OJR must use the allocation to implement evidence-based interventions to address learning loss ($157,447), provide summer enrichment programs ($31,489) and provide comprehensive after-school programs ($31,489) – all in response to the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of students and subgroups of students impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency that supplement school programs and activities.  The timeline for utilizing the funds will be the same as the $4.5B ESSER III funds - March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2024.

    ARP IDEA Part B, Section 611– District’s Allocation = $214,828:

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) allocated approximately $2.6 billion to IDEA Part B, Section 611 (ARP IDEA 611). These funds are the first COVID-19 IDEA resources allocated to address the challenges faced in ensuring services for children with disabilities. Per guidelines, OJR must allocate a minimum of 20% of these funds to address learning loss.  The remaining funds may be used for all allowable purposes under Part B of IDEA, Section 611 and are subject to all requirements and provisions that apply to IDEA funds.  Funds are available for obligation between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2023.

    ARP IDEA Part B, Section 619 – District’s Allocation = TBD:

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) allocated approximately $200 million to IDEA Part B, Section 619 (ARP IDEA 619). These funds are the first COVID-19 IDEA resources allocated to address the challenges faced in ensuring services for preschool aged children with disabilities. Per guidelines, OJR must allocate a minimum of 20% of these funds to address learning loss. The remaining funds may be used for all allowable purposes under Part B of IDEA, Section 619 and are subject to all requirements and provisions that apply to IDEA funds.  Funds are available for obligation between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2023.

    ARP Homeless II – District’s Allocation = $13,089:

    • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) allocated approximately $24 million to the Homeless Children and Youth program (ARP-HCY II). These funds allow LEAs to identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and make it easier for homeless students to participate in school activities.  Funds were distributed using a formula calculating the LEAs allocation under the Title 1-A formula and the number of identified homeless children and youth served during the 2018-19 school year.  Funds are available for use between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2024.

    Total COVID-19 Grants as of May 6, 2022 = $5,816,996