Coronavirus Relief Funding for School Districts and Charter Schools (31st Special Session AB 3 Sec. 117.5)

Description: Assembly Bill (AB) 3 (31st Special Session) authorized the transfer of $50 million to the Nevada Department of Education for the creation of a grant program to award funds to school districts and charter schools. In accordance with AB 3 Section 117.5, grants will be awarded on a per pupil basis to school districts and charter schools to develop and implement the capability to provide alternative intensive instruction. This instruction will include, without limitation, providing Internet connectivity to pupils and developing and providing programs to mitigate deficits in educational attainment to students who are likely to develop the largest deficits in educational attainment as a result of the loss of in-person intensive instruction.
The funding for this grant program is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which also established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The grant program authorized in AB 3 must be compliant with the restrictions and requirements established for CRF. These requirements are vastly different from the requirements of other programs established through the CARES Act, including the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).
Eligible Entities: Nevada School Districts and Charter Schools
Timeline: Because grant award funds must be expended on or before December 30, 2020, it is recommended that grant applications packages be submitted as quickly as possible. Ideally application packages will be received no later than August 26, 2020. The complete Grant Application package should be emailed to:grantsmanagement@doe.nv.gov.