CF9E6E49C728EAAE872588AE006386EB Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2022A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For UPDATE ON ESSER FUNDSINTERIM COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCEDate Aug 30, 2022 Location SCR 357 Update on ESSER Funds - Committee Discussion Only Attachment Tag File Name Attachment A http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2022A/commsumm.nsf/0/66B2125CBBA9...$File/Attachment A.pdf?OpenElement Attachment A.pdf 12:07:10 PM Ms. Kate Bartlett, representing the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), came to the table to provide an update on ESSER Funds. Her presentation may be found in Attachment A and online here: https://leg.colorado.gov/content/isfinance2022ascheduleandmeetingmaterials 12:13:32 PM In response to a committee questions, she discussed funds that are accessible to certain entities. She highlighted ESSER state set asides in certain rounds of funding. 12:15:01 PM Ms. Bartlett continued by discussing additional funds for education including Governor's Emergency Education Relief, COVID Relief Funds for Education, and Emergency Assistance for Non-public Schools. 12:19:26 PM Mr. Scott Jones, representing CDE, came to the table to respond to committee questions regarding access to grants and the application process. 12:31:20 PM Committee discussion ensued on funding mechanisms and administrative costs. 12:34:16 PM Ms. Bartlett continued by discussing the total ESSER allocation snapshot and spending to date. 12:39:59 PM The committee discussed the allowable uses of district ESSER funding. 12:50:36 PM In response to a committee question, Ms. Barlett noted that additional money not accounted for may be because the funds are used for an unlisted category or indirect costs. 12:57:25 PM Ms. Bartlett continued by discussing bright spots and things to watch for in the process. 01:02:14 PM Ms. Bartlett continued by discussing CDE's monitoring and reporting. 01:08:37 PM Ms. Bartlett wrapped up her presentation by noting federal reporting requirements.