Helping School Leaders Access Unused ESSER Funding

For Technology Learning, Certification, and Employment Programs

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Are you ready to tap into the millions of unused funding dollars?

You still have time to leverage stimulus dollars to fund your IT education program! Through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding, K-12 schools can enhance their IT education programs. By leveraging ESSER Funding, CompTIA can help empower your students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the dynamic world of technology.

What CompTIA provides for utilizing ESSER Funds:

Consultancy with CompTIA

IT Training Curriculum

Digital Literacy & Business Apps Curriculum

Industry-recognized Credentials

Teacher Toolbox

Professional Development

Work-based Learning Programs

Customized Solutions

Our 4-Step Plan

Whether your state and district needs are large or small, we want to partner with you to develop a plan that works for your needs.


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Learn the process for reporting and applying for ESSER Funds.


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CompTIA can help you design the blueprint your district needs to meet requirements for ESSER funds.

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The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) has a key education component called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

ESSER funds are awarded to state education agencies (SEAs), and it is then up to the SEA in any given state to proportion and award funding to local education agencies (LEAs) within the state, such as school districts, which oversee the running of several schools within their district.


What are the ESSER Spending Deadlines?

Funds are Dispersed in Stages

ESSER 3: $122b

Allocation Deadline: September 30, 2024

Spending Deadline: January 28, 2025

ESSER 2: $54.3b

Allocation Deadline: September 30, 2023

Spending Deadline: January 28, 2024

ESSER 1: $13.2b


Extension for Spending Deadline: March 2024

Only for these states: Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia


How CompTIA Can Help Academic Organizations & Initiatives


CompTIA plays a crucial role in helping schools, districts, and states address student learning loss. By offering specialized programs and resources tailored to educators, community organizations, and students, CompTIA can assist in implementing technology-driven solutions to enhance the learning experience.

For example, through certifications like CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+), students can gain foundational IT skills, helping them adapt to digital learning environments more effectively. Additionally, CompTIA's resources, such as e-learning platforms and instructor support, can empower teachers to deliver quality online education. With the digital skills acquired through CompTIA, schools and organizations can better equip students to navigate the challenges of remote and hybrid learning, ultimately mitigating the impact of learning loss and ensuring a more resilient educational system.

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