USED & White House
ESSER FAQs now available, including information for LEA subgrants

Dear colleagues,


I wanted to let you know that this afternoon, the Department released additional FAQs for the ESSER Fund. This includes a technical appendix about making ESSER formula subgrants to LEAs. You can find the document on this page:


I hope everyone is staying safe. Have a nice weekend.




Patrick Rooney
Dirctor, School Support and Accountability

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.