Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements and Waiver Requests under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

ICR 202107-1810-008

OMB: 1810-0745

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
1810-0745 202107-1810-008
Received in OIRA 202104-1810-004
ED/OESE ED-2021-SCC-0072
Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements and Waiver Requests under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/19/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 10/31/2021
81 81
358 358
0 0

This is a request for an extension without change of an existing information collection, 1810-0745. In recognition of the immense challenges facing students, educators, staff, schools, LEAs, and SEAs right now, Congress has made additional ESSER and GEER funds available to SEAs and LEAs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 through the CRRSA Act and, most recently and significantly, the ARP Act. It is critical that States and Governors receive clear guidance on the MOE requirements under the CRRSA Act and the ARP Act to inform their spending decisions and implementation plans for the GEER and ESSER programs as SEAs and LEAs prepare to help schools return safely to in-person instruction, maximize in-person instructional time, sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance and the associated collection provide States and Governors clear guidance they need to fully implement their GEER and ESSER programs. States and Governors have delayed distributing and spending funds due to the absence of guidance on the process for requesting waivers of MOE. Additionally, the Department will not be able to properly monitor GEER and ESSER recipients or provide technical assistance without collecting the MOE data and, when requested by States, grant MOE waiver requests.

PL: Pub.L. 116 - 136 1808 Name of Law: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
   PL: Pub.L. 116 - 123 317 Name of Law: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
   PL: Pub.L. 117 - 2 2004(a) Name of Law: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act)
  
PL: Pub.L. 116 - 136 18008 Name of Law: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 25846 05/11/2021
86 FR 37071 07/19/2021
Yes

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 81 81 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 358 358 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No

$464,964
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Britt Jung 202 453-6043

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
07/19/2021


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