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ESSER III Funding Eligibility

How to Receive Available Funding for Your K-12 Program

Through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III, the Federal Government has allocated $122.7 billion in grant funding, designed to help educational institutions address issues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. To determine the exact grant amount available to your school or district, consult your state education agencies or the designated authority responsible for disbursing ESSER III funds in your area.

The information on this page is intended to help you and your organization as you navigate your eligibility and the possible uses of this funding.

ESSER III funds are available for obligation by states and subrecipients through September 30, 2024. Find out if your institution has already qualified for supplemental funding through ESSER III allocations.


ESSER Funding Site



ESSER III provides significant financial support to schools and districts to address pandemic-related challenges and can be used for various expenses, including:

  • Educational Technology and Remote Learning Tools
  • Health and Safety Measures
  • Academic Interventions and Training
  • Student Support Activities

When prioritizing what type of covered expenses would make the largest impact to your K-12 program, it can help to create a wish list. Weigh the benefits of upgrading existing equipment, expanding the curriculum, improving reporting, and even hiring additional staff to maintain and oversee new program offerings. By clearly outlining what would improve efficiency and learning outcomes for your school, you will have the basis to make your case for funding.

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What to Consider When Making Your Education “Wish List”

Laerdal offers many solutions that are eligible to meet the criteria for funding. As you compile your wish list, here are a few things to consider.

Keep in mind the long-term benefits of remote learning and technology updates.

By investing in key areas, schools and districts can enhance their preparedness for future challenges. Remote learning became the primary means of education during the pandemic and has had a lasting impact. Educators had to quickly adapt to a learning method that was previously only used as a small supplement to in-person training. Now, districts all over the world have seen the lasting benefits of using remote technology for more immersive clinical training. With options ranging from virtual simulation solutions like vrClinicals for Nursing and vSim for Nursing to remote skills training solutions such as, SimCapture with Modular Skills Trainer, students can engage in exciting new ways, fostering a deeper understanding of the subjects being taught.




Make the most of your investment.

Throughout nursing education, the learning objectives naturally evolve and become more complex, sometimes, it is necessary to use different solutions to meet those objectives and appropriately depict different patient cases. However, it is also possible in many cases to provide entirely unique training opportunities using one single simulator. Our Nursing Anne Simulator platform provides just that – modularity consisting of an assortment of accessories and interchangeable parts to modify the learning experience. Consider what your real need is and how you can maximize the funding you receive.

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