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Webinar: Learn to access COVID funding (ESSER) for your ACES coalition

An upcoming live webinar provides the opportunity to explore possibilities for creating multi-faceted, community-oriented strategies for supporting our schools and the children they serve.


The webinar will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to noon Pacific time. It will cover how to tap into the $121 billion set aside for helping schools and students in the American Rescue Plan.


ACEs, Trauma & Resilience (ATR) Coalitions cannot directly apply for this funding, which is part of the third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding—but they can be funded by the school districts that can get that money.


It is a win-win: school districts need your help. ESSER offers them money, but they are still overwhelmed with the problems that the money can be used for. Both Early Childhood coalitions and ATR Coalitions (and even housing or substance abuse coalitions) can help with topics that the funding is targeting, including:

  • Implementing strategies to meet students’ social, emotional, mental health;

  • Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after-school programs;

  • Supporting Early Childhood Education;

  • Investing in staff capacity;

  • Supporting homeless students … to ensure a comprehensive approach to meeting those students’ needs;

  • Addressing the unique needs of students in foster care—and their caregivers.

These are all topics that should be addressed with a multi-faceted community-oriented strategy, so it is expected that these dollars can flow to community partners—like your local ACEs coalition.


Join this webinar on Tuesday to learn ways to have those dollars strengthen your coalition and bring both short-term and long-term benefits to the children and schools in your community.


Click to register now. You'll automatically be sent the recording even if you can't attend live.


Bill Barberg, Co-Founder, Population Health Learning Collaborative (PopHLC)






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