Policies & Procedures
The YES Prep Federal & State Government Grants & Compliance team seeks to provide high-quality support and assistance to YES Prep Public Schools grant-seekers to maximize the amount of funding available to support all phases of the educational process. YES Prep has policies and procedures in place to regulate and provide guidance for all phases of the grant process. The policies apply to the grant development process, applications and proposals, review committee, and monitoring. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)
YES Prep Public Schools is eligible for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III). The ARP ESSER III grant will be used to address learning loss, underserved students, identify and provide homeless children and youth with services, and support additional public education needs.
As a grant recipient, YES Prep must engage and give its stakeholders, students, parents, families, and staff the opportunity to provide input in the development of its plan for the uses of ARP ESSER III funds. The following principles will guide our planning efforts alongside stakeholder feedback:
- Compliance: Ensure adherence to guidelines and employ best practices.
- Impact: prioritize programs/products that maximize and stimulate student learning.
- Long Game: Situate the organization for sustainability given funds are not permanent.
- Capacity: Understand there is limited staff and student limiting our ability to implement new efforts.
- Transparency: Provide visibility with intended spending of grant funds.
As a valued member of the YES Prep community, we are seeking your input on the proposed plan for the use of the approximately $49 million in ARP ESSER III funds. It is our desire to build a plan that is responsive to the needs of students, families, and educators.
Send us your feedback
We welcome your input and feedback via this form no later than May 31, 2021, to be reviewed for possible inclusion into our proposed plan for ARP ESSER III.