COVID-19 Pandemic: Emergency Relief Funds

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has received emergency federal funding due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These emergency funds were provided as the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) and they must be used for the prevention of, reduction of, or response to COVID-19. This funding is critical as the pandemic continues and we work to both respond and recover. 

    The information outlines Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' response to community stakeholder feedback and how we used that input to guide our current spending and future allocation of the ESSER funds.

  • 26 grants totaling $542.1 M

    *Additional CARES grants with specific purposes: tutoring, EC, SEL staff, digital curriculum, learning management system
    **Additional CRRSA grants with specific purposes: contracted support staff, summer programming, bonus for school nutrition staff
    ***Additional ARP grants with specific purposes: students experiencing homelessness (MCV), Exceptional Children (EC), $1000 COVID training bonus for teachers & qualifying instructional support staff, cyberbullying & suicide prevention, math enrichment program, summer career accelerator program, identification and location of missing students, driver training, school improvement/leadership

    COVID Funding BOE 1.2022

    COVID Funding BOE Update 3.2022

    COVID Funding BOE Update 12.2022

    COVID Funding BOE Update 3.2023

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

American Rescue Plan

Stakeholder Feedback

  • We conducted multiple stakeholder input sessions in 2021 to guide our use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. The major themes and priorities that emerged are listed below:

    • Increased academic needs
    • Increased social-emotional & mental health needs
    • Increased absenteeism & disengagement
    • Increased need for translation & interpretation services for students & families
    • Continued need for the virtual/remote learning option
    • Continued need for technology & connectivity

    The following priorities were identified based on the stakeholder input:

    • Equity & Additional Support based on student needs
    • Social-Emotional Learning & Mental Health Support
    • Health & Safety Measures
    • Virtual & Remote Options
    • Teacher Professional Development, Coaching, & Support


    ARP Stakeholder sessions