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American Rescue Plan

What Is the American Rescue Plan?

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has presented school districts across the country with an incredible opportunity. Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is receiving approximately $207 million to be used over the next three years for COVID-19 response efforts and to address long-term student outcomes that have been impacted by the pandemic.

ARP is the last of the federal funding allotments, totaling $334 million, that SPPS is receiving during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, which must be used to:

ARP ESSER goals chart

 

SPPS is committed to providing sustainable resources to schools and students, improving teaching and learning, and ensuring a safe return to school for all students and staff. In the coming months and years, supporting students will mean investing in not only their education, but in their human potential to be resilient, adaptive, courageous and successful. These funds present an opportunity for SPPS to be innovative, try new things, and prepare our students for the future while supporting our staff in providing effective instruction, social-emotional learning, health and wellness support, and addressing academic and enrichment gaps within our communities.  

Latest Updates

Saint Paul Public Schools Sees Impacts of American Rescue Plan Funds

Feb. 9, 2023 -- Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is starting to see results after the first full year of American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending. The district received $207 million in federal funds to safely reopen schools and address long-term student outcomes that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPPS Featured on U.S. Department of Education Virtual Panel

Feb. 9, 2023 -- Saint Paul Public Schools leaders are part of a virtual panel hosted by the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. CST, to discuss the district's efforts to enhance academic recovery since the pandemic.

Interactive Dashboards of American Rescue Plan Budgets and Strategies Now Available

Dec. 9, 2022 -- Live dashboards tracking the budgets, spending and school-level implementation of SPPS's American Rescue Plan strategies are now available.

SPPS Featured in U.S. Department of Education Back to School Guide

Sept. 1, 2022 -- Saint Paul Public Schools was one of a select number of districts featured in the U.S. Department of Education's Back-to-School Checklist for Parents.

Saint Paul Public Schools Seeks Community Partners to Provide Student & Family Services

February 14, 2021 -- SPPS is seeking community partners to provide targeted services to Saint Paul students and families, with a focus on those most impacted by COVID-19. The district has allocated $7 million of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to this effort.

SPPS Testifies at Virtual Field Hearing on American Rescue Plan

January 26, 2022 -- Superintendent Joe Gothard and Board of Education Chair Jim Vue provided testimony about how the district is planning to spend its $206.9 million allotment of ARP funds.

SPPS American Rescue Plan Recognized by U.S. Department of Education

November 28, 2021 -- Last week, the U.S. Department of Education reached out to share the SPPS plan with the White House as a best practice. Parts of the plan may be featured by the U.S. DOE as part of a national campaign they are calling #ARPStars.

Saint Paul Public Schools Receives Final Approval for American Rescue Plan

November 8, 2021 -- SPPS received final approval from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on the district’s plan for spending $207 million in federal funds to safely reopen schools and address long-term student outcomes that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPPS Board of Education Approves ARP Spending Plan

September 21, 2021 -- The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s plan for spending its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds over the next three years.

U.S. Department of Education Approves Minnesota's Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

August 30, 2021 -- Minnesota’s plan details how the state is using and plans to use ARP ESSER funds to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most.

SPPS Announces Proposed Strategies for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funding

August 25, 2021 -- Saint Paul Public Schools has spent the past several months gathering input and creating plans for how the district will spend its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds over the next three school years.

Saint Paul Public Schools Completes Needs Assessment Around ARP Funding

July 23, 2021 -- As part of Saint Paul Public Schools’ work to serve students during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, SPPS meaningfully engaged with a wide range of stakeholders in a needs assessment over the course of the 2020-21 school year.

Virtual Family Forums About COVID Relief Federal Funding

June 15, 2021 -- SPPS is committed to ensuring that multiple perspectives have been and will continue to be included in prioritizing the use of these funds. The forums will be held virtually and are open to all SPPS families.

SPPS Announces COVID Relief Federal Funding Levels

May 12, 2021 -- Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) announced today it will receive approximately $334 million in federal funding for COVID-19 response efforts and to address long-term student outcomes that have been impacted by the pandemic.

CONTACT US

For general comments or questions, please email Maria Vincent at maria.vincent@spps.org.