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ESSER/Section 11t/Section 98c

What is ESSER?

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund is part of the United States Education Department’s Educational Stabilization Fund Program that awards grants to schools for the purpose of providing school districts with emergency funds to address the impact that the Novel Coronavirus Disease has had and continues to have on Elementary and Secondary Schools.   For more information, please visit the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Cares Act and Coronavirus Relied Fund Information page.

Equalization Payments (Section 11t), outlines the use of federal discretionary funds within the American Rescue Plan ESSER III.  For more information, please review the Timelines, Funding for American Rescue Plan (ARP), and Section 11t Equalization – Memo COVID -19-208 – dated October 14, 2021.


  1. Manchester Community Schools Spending Plan and Stakeholder Feedback Summary
  2. Manchester Community Schools LEA Narrative 
  3. MDE LEA Plans for Use

Section 98c Learning Loss

  1. Section 98c Presentation
  2. Section 98c Plan

Manchester Community Schools Wellness Policy

1. Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Plan 2022

Please see the below public notices released by Manchester Community Schools:


  • Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Information:
    1. Mi Classroom Her0 – GSRP Eligibility List
    2. GSRP Eligibility Form
  • Request for Proposals: None at this time
  • FOIA Information:
    1. FOIA Information
    2. FOIA Fee Chart



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