Jason Harmon, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Accountability, State Education Department announced today that the due date for the CARES Act combined grant application has been extended from August 15, 2020 until August 31, 2020.

Eligible school districts are required to submit a single CARES Act Combined Funding Application for both ESSER and GEER (if applicable) funding using the online SED Monitoring and Vendor Reporting System. Districts will also be required to file a Form FS-10 for both the GEER and ESSER and submit these forms through the online SED Monitoring and Vendor Reporting System. The grant project numbers are 5890-21-XXXX (ESSER) and 5895-21-XXXX (GEER). The last four digits would be the same district specific numbers used with your Title grants. The grant period would be 3/13/20-9/30/22.

All required documentation is due by August 31, 2020; however, extensions will be granted by request. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Once approved, the district will receive funding for the standard 20% of the approved budget and FS-10A and FS-25 forms may be submitted to revise the budget or request additional funds during the year.

CARES Act Resources:

SED News Release: http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/state-education-department-announces-process-local-educational-agencies-apply-12-billion

SED Memo and Attachments: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/cares-act/

NYS OSC CARES Act Bulletin: https://www.osc.state.ny.us/sites/default/files/local-government/documents/pdf/2020-06/cares-act-information-guidance.pdf

ASBO New York conducted a CARES Act webinar which lasted approximately 70 minutes and covered most of the aspects of the grant application process. The webinar has been posted by ASBO New York and can be accessed by signing into your ASBO New York account:

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