Current QPS Grant Information

ESSER 1 – is a federal entitlement grant and is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding.

  • Purpose– The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER 1) grant provides local education agencies, such as QPS, emergency relief funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus threat, and equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools as required under the CARES Act.
  • How the funds can be used by school districts – Quincy’s Title I funds are used to pay salaries for supplemental instruction in reading, math, and language arts, professional learning for QPS educators, and resources to supplement core instruction. In addition, funding is used to support family and community engagement activities that connect parents to their child’s school.   Instructional services must also be provided to qualifying students who attend a non-public school and who reside within the boundaries of a Title I public school.

Click below for the QPS ESSER 1 Use of Funds Summary
CARES ESSER 1 Use Of Funds (1)

 

ESSER 2 – is a federal entitlement grant and is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) funding.

  • Purpose– The ESSER 2 grant provides local education agencies, such as QPS, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
  • How the funds can be used by school districts – ESSER 2 funds can be used in the same way as ESSER I funds (CARES ACT) with the addition of addressing learning loss; preparing schools for reopening; and testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings.

Click below for the QPS ESSER 2 Use of Funds Plan
CRRSA – ESSER 2 Use of Funds

 

ESSER 3 – is a federal entitlement grant and is part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding.

  • Purpose– The ESSER 3 grant provides funds to school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.
  • How the district uses these funds – ESSER 3 funds can be used for the same allowable purposes as ESSER 1 and ESSER 2 grants, including hiring staff and avoiding layoffs. In addition, schools must reserve not less than 20% of its total ARP (ESSER 3) allocation to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, and ensure that such interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.

Click below for the QPS ESSER 3 Use of Funds Plan
ARP ESSER 3 Use Of Funds

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TITLE I – is a federal entitlement grant and is part of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding.

  • Purpose– To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments.  To provide supplemental services for children from kindergarten through grade 12 who are at risk of not meeting the Illinois Learning Standards. Funds support instruction in reading, math, and language arts as well as professional development activities. QPS believes that parents share the school’s commitment to educational success for all students. As a result, District and Title I funded staff work jointly to ensure effective instruction across all school buildings.
  • How the district uses these funds – Quincy’s Title I funds are used to pay salaries for supplemental instruction in reading, math, and language arts, professional learning for QPS educators, and resources to supplement core instruction. In addition, funding is used to support family and community engagement activities that connect parents to their child’s school.   Instructional services must also be provided to qualifying students who attend a non-public school and who reside within the boundaries of a Title I public school.

TITLE II – TEACHER QUALITY –Title II is a federal entitlement grant and is part of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding.

  • Purpose- To provide funds to increase student academic achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies and to hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
  • How the district uses these funds – Funding is primarily used for high-quality professional development for QPS educators. Non-public schools receive a portion of the professional development funds.

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS (21ST CCLC)- This is a federal competitive grant. The District currently operates two 21st CCLC after-school programs:  Quincy High School, and Quincy Junior High School.

  • Purpose- To provide academically focused after-school programs, particularly to students who attend high-poverty, low-performing schools, to help those students meet state and local performance standards in core academic subjects, and to offer families of participating students opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
  • How the district uses these funds- Hourly salaries for teachers in the after-school program, summer school program, as well as a part-time coordinator salary. Funds are also budgeted for pupil transportation, mandatory grant meetings/trainings, field trips, community connections, and parent sessions.

TRUANTS’ ALTERNATIVE & OPTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM- This is a state competitive grant. If funded, the grant has a 3-year cycle. The district was recently awarded funding for a new three-year grant.

  • Purpose – To help schools establish projects that offer modified instruction and other intervention/prevention services such as counseling, mentoring, tutoring, child care and home visits to prevent students from being truant and/or from dropping out of school. In addition, the Truant Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP) provides optional education programs for students beyond the age of compulsory attendance who have dropped out of school.
  • How the district uses these funds- Quincy’s TAOEP grant provides funding for hourly tutor/mentors for Junior High and Senior High Schools and hourly salaries for a summer program.

TITLE I- NEGLECTED – This is a federal entitlement grant.

  • Purpose – To provide prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected.
  • How the district uses these funds – Chaddock School is the designated facility for Quincy’s neglected children and youth. Funds have been used for hourly tutoring, instructional materials, student devices such as iPads and chromebooks, a liaison to facilitate student transitions, and professional development.

TITLE I- DELINQUENT- This is a federal entitlement grant.

  • Purpose – To provide prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are delinquent.
  • How the district uses these funds – The Adams County Juvenile Detention Center is the designated facility for Quincy’s delinquent children and youth. Funds are budgeted for contractual student counseling services, online, standards-aligned coursework (Edgenuity) to support student learning and a liaison to facilitate student transitions.