What is ESSER?

ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

Under the ESSER relief fund, the US Department of Education awards grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing Local Education Agencies (LEAs), like Putnam County School System, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

Explore PCSS's ESSER 3.0 Plan

Putnam County School System is being allocated $20,676,389.97 of ESSER 3.0 funds to address learning loss and COVID-19 relief. These funds are one-time or short-term expenditures. 20% ($4,135,277.99) of these funds must be utilized to address learning loss due to COVID-19. We must be strategic in how we use the funds to ensure that decisions made can be sustained once the money has been spent.

To see how we spent ESSER 1.0 and 2.0 funds click here

Below, you can explore Putnam County School System's ESSER 3.0 planning documents.


From now until July 21, we would be thrilled if you would take our

ESSER 3.0 Community Engagement survey click here to begin.

Prescott South Middle School Hallway

2021 - 2022 Plan

(In Progress)

Elementary school classroom

ESSER 3.0 Safe Return to
In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

In Progress
Plan Template


Putnam County map

ESSER 3.0 Public ESSER Plan

In Progress
Plan Template


ESSER 3.0 Community Engagement Checklist

In Progress

Plan Template

ESSER 3.0 Health and Safety Plan

In Progress

Plan Template

This website is to inform and educate on the ESSER 3.0 process. Updates will be made frequently.

We encourage all to check back regularly to see the latest information.