Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund

Funding to Support Today’s Educational Challenges

To address the impact of COVID-19, Congress provided financial support for districts and schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act included $13 billion in ESSER funds. In December 2020, an additional $54 billion for ESSER II was allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. Funds are allocated to each state in the same proportion as their Title I, Part A grants. Districts have the flexibility to use the ESSER funds on any "activity authorized by the ESEA,” including assessments, instructional materials, software, hardware, professional development, connectivity, teacher pay, and summer school activities. Districts can also use ESSER II funds to help address students’ learning loss. 

Programs Aligned with ESSER Funding

i-Ready student dashboard.

i-Ready Assessment and Personalized Instruction

Our blended learning program for reading and mathematics meets the needs of educators both in school and when students are learning at home. Combining a valid and reliable assessment suite with instructional resources targeted to each child’s specific academic needs, i-Ready’s integrated teaching and learning system gives teachers the insights and instructional tools to help measure and address students’ unfinished learning.

Ready Classroom Mathematics Student Worktext and Digital Student Worktext.

i-Ready Classroom Mathematics

Our comprehensive core mathematics program, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, makes math accessible to all students and is highly rated by EdReports. Through a blend of purposeful print and digital components, the program increases student engagement and builds confidence.

Ready Student Instruction Books.

Ready Mathematics, Ready Reading, and Ready Writing

Students have the opportunity to shine when they are challenged by rigorous yet reachable instruction in the classroom. Ready was designed to give K–8 students of all levels that opportunity with accessible, engaging instruction. With our research-based program, educators receive the guidance and tools they need to help meet the needs of all learners, while strengthening their instructional practice.

Laptop showing the Teacher Toolbox for English Language Arts.

Teacher Toolbox

With this digital collection of standards-based resources for Grades K–8, teachers get the tools they need to introduce new concepts, reteach standards, or help students learn prerequisite skills from earlier grades—and meet the needs of all learners. Teacher Toolbox is a wonderful complement to i-Ready or Ready or is available for use as a standalone classroom tool.

Explore Success Stories

Hear from educators as they describe how they came to decide on and implement Ready and i-Ready in communities across the country.

Contact Us for Grant Support

Applying for funding to implement a Curriculum Associates product? The Grants team is here to assist you with:

  • Product Narrative: We can supply sample language describing our product and services for your application.
  • Customized Grant Toolkit: For selected funding opportunities, we can provide sample product narrative customized to the specific grant.
  • Grant Review: For select proposals, we can review your narrative with our product information and offer feedback on how the content aligns with the grant requirements/priorities.

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