Federal Funding Sources for Coronavirus Expenditures

All federal funding (with the exception of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) was awarded in the same proportion as each state received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, in fiscal year 2019.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER Cares Funding)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act represents the largest emergency relief package ever passed into law in the United States.  Roughly two trillion dollars was appropriated to provide relief across multiple economic sectors, including $30.75 billion in K-12 education and higher education.  Iowa received $71.6 million under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) portion of this act, $64.4 million of which went to Iowa school districts for the purpose of mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnston Community School District was awarded $325,927.

ESSER/CARES Funding $325,927
Premium Pay General Fund $35,624.70
Premium Pay Nutrition $21,189.97
Premium Pay $56,814.67
IPAD screens $14,000
Partial Zoom costs $4,080.33
Signage $2,775.24
IPADS K-2 grades $176,400
Frontline software-COVID tracing $5,317.62
PPE-masks, shields, etc. $8,918.24
Bottle Fillers $2,224.93
Edmentum-partial costs (DE Canvas funded) $48,990
Student storage/cases $6,406.24
TOTAL ESSER CARES EXPENDITURES $325,927.27

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II Funding)

Iowa received $344,864,294 from the ESSER II fund and allocated $310,377,865 to school districts.

Johnston Community School District was awarded $1,034,071.

ESSER II Funding $1,034,071
Expenses Filed Through March
Instructional Supplies-COVID related such as library containers, charging carts, books $39,218.02
Nurse-COVID calling costs $33,715.90
Cleaning costs-Additional outsourced cleaning all sites and sanitization of buses $480,679.98
Signage $120
PPE-masks, shields, etc. $36,526.67
Eight Long Term Certified Sub Costs $222,355.80
Partial Zoom Costs $1,509.60
Expenses through March 31, 2021 $814,125.97
Estimated Costs April-June
Library book replacements $20,000
Nurse/COVID call $9,114.57
Cleaning costs-Additional outsourced cleaning all sites and sanitization of buses $145,090
Front desk coverage due to COVID assignments $47,149.37
Eight Long Term Certified Sub Costs $80,000
Estimated PPE Costs $5,000
TOTAL ESSER II EXPENDITURES $306,353.94
Total Estimated Expenses through June 30, 2021 $1,120,479,91
Estimated Overage to reclass to ESSERIII -$86,408.91

American Rescue Plan Act-Elementary and Secondary Emergency School Relief (ESSER III Funding)

The ARP Act authorized a third round of emergency coronavirus relief to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.  Iowa will receive $774,516,216 from this fund with 90% ($697,064,594) going to school districts.

Johnston Community School District was awarded $2,322,376.

ESSER III Funding $2,322,376
Edmentum FY 21-Calvert, Courseware, Exact Path $192,665
Edmentum FY 22-24 Courseware $169,045
Transfer to Preschool/Childcare $600,000
Recovery Learn/SS $464,475
FFCRA reclass thru December mandate $300,000
Hot Spots-partial $34,960
Zoom-partial costs $3,000
Eight long term cert. subs FY 22 $483,000
ESSERII Overage $86,409
TOTAL ESSER III EXPENDITURES $2,333,554
-$11,178

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funding

Iowa received an additional $26.2 million to enable remote learning for K-12 and postsecondary students. It focused on providing and expanding broadband access and improving access to technology in other ways including Wi-Fi hotspots, devices, etc.

Johnston Community School District was awarded $104,800.

GEER Funding $104,800
Hot Spots-partial $77,624.87
Wireless parking lot $24,860.72
Zoom-partial costs $2,314.41
TOTAL GEER EXPENDITURES $104,800

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Funding

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johnston Community School District purchased multiple forms of PPE (personal protective equipment) as health and safety mitigation steps. Through federal FEMA dollars, these expenditures were reimbursed. Below is a chart of these expenses and reimbursements.

Johnston Community School District has requested $319,060.49 in expenditures.

FEMA FY 20 Expenditures Cost Status
PPE including hand sanitizers, masks, thermometers, hand wipes, face shields, germ shields, etc. $118,501.05 Reimbursed
FEMA FY 21 Expenditures Through 09/15/21
Cost Status
PPE including hand sanitizers, masks, thermometers, hand wipes, face shields, germ shields, contracted sanitation services, etc. $200,559.44 Request approved, waiting for reimbursement.
TOTAL FEMA EXPENDITURES $319,060.49

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