A+ COVID School Spending Tracker

Alabama schools have received 3 rounds of COVID relief funding totaling $3.14 billion.​

This tracker is designed to highlight how districts are spending these funds and allow families, communities, and advocates to have the information they need to advocate for their students’ education and COVID recovery.

This money was allocated in the CARES Act in March 2020 and must be spent by September 30, 2022. 
Click here to see how all districts in the state are spending ESSER I funds so far.

Total amount of money allocated to Alabama from the CARES Act, passed in March 2020.

$ 0
TOTAL ESSER I FUNDING​
TOTAL ALLOCATION SPENT SO FAR
0%

Maximum amount of ESSER I money that the state department of education is allowed to keep.

$ 0
STATE RESERVE​

Minimum amount of ESSER I money that must be distributed to local school districts.

$ 0
AMOUNT TO DISTRICTS​

Amount of ESSER I money Alabama has spent so far according to US Dept. of Ed.

$ 0
AMOUNT SPENT SO FAR
Days Until September 30th, 2022

*This data is from the U.S. Department of Education.

This money was allocated in the CRRSA (CARES II) Act and must be spent by September 30, 2023. 

Total amount of money allocated to Alabama from CRRSA Act, passed December 2020.

$ 0
TOTAL ESSER II FUNDING​
TOTAL ALLOCATION SPENT SO FAR
0%

Maximum amount of ESSER II money that the state department of education is allowed to keep.

$ 0
STATE RESERVE​

Minimum amount of ESSER II money that must be distributed to local school districts.

$ 0
AMOUNT TO DISTRICTS​

Amount of ESSER II money Alabama has spent so far according to US Dept. of Ed.

$ 0
AMOUNT SPENT SO FAR
Days Until September 30th, 2023

*This data is from the U.S. Department of Education.

Below you will find how the state as a whole is spending these ARP funds. This money is required to be spent by September 30, 2024. To read descriptions of how money is being spent, hover over the category name.

Total amount of money allocated to Alabama from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed in March 2021.

$ 0
TOTAL ARP ESSER ALLOCATION​
TOTAL ALLOCATION SPENT SO FAR
0%

This category includes all academic spending by all districts in the state, including hiring teachers, tutoring programs, curricula and instructional materials, etc.

0 %
ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Percentage of funding spent on out-of-school time programs, specifically summer and afterschool learning programs, by all the districts in the state.

0 %
SUMMER & AFTERSCHOOL​

Percentage of funding spent on technology for students and employees, including computers, learning platforms, technology infrastructure, and more.

0 %
TECHNOLOGY

Percentage of funding spent on mental health supports, including school psychologists, behavioral specialists, etc.

0 %
MENTAL HEALTH

Percentage of funding spent on professional development for teachers and administrators.

0 %
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Percentage of funding spent on engaging parents and families in their students' education and spending of COVID relief money.

0 %
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Percentage of funding spent on facility improvement, including HVAC services, new roofs, new classrooms, etc.

0 %
FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS

Percentage of funding spent on administrative and indirect costs, such as costs for personnel to manage funds, supplies, and overhead.

0 %
ADMINISTRATIVE & INDIRECT COSTS

Percentage of funding spent on other needs, including COVID-19 safety precautions, state department spending, and more.

0 %
OTHER

 

*Currently available data as of 4/18/22. These numbers will be updated as plans are approved.

STATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Black, Hispanic, and low-income students have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, both academically and otherwise. In order to accurately reflect the impact of COVID-19 as well as the impact of recovery measures, each tracker will show what percentage of the student body these subpopulations make up.

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama that identify as Black or African American as of the 2019-20 school year

0 %
BLACK STUDENTS

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama that identify as Hispanic as of the 2019-20 school year

0 %
HISPANIC STUDENTS

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama that identify as White as of the 2019-20 school year

0 %
WHITE STUDENTS

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama that qualify for free or reduced lunch as of the 2019-20 school year

0 %
LOW-INCOME

STATEWIDE STUDENT OUTCOMES

It’s critical for state and district leaders to continually ask if the way that they are investing COVID federal funds is having a measurable impact on student outcomes.  The goal of this federal money is to address learning loss and get kids back on track.  We cannot take our eyes off this goal. Students outcomes include proficiency data from state assessments, formative assessment data, attendance data, and culture/discipline data.  

A+ will track ACAP proficiency data through the next three school years to see if state and district investments are making an impact on the most important stakeholders: students.

Percentage of Alabama students proficient in Math on the 2021 ACAP

0 .0%
PROFICIENT IN MATH IN 2020-2021

Percentage of Alabama students proficient in English Language Arts on the 2021 ACAP

0 %
PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS IN 2020-2021

Percentage of Alabama students proficient in Science on the 2021 ACAP

0 %
PROFICIENT IN SCIENCE IN 2020-2021

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama who were absent for 18 or more school days

0 %
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM RATE
IN 2020-2021

Percentage of students in all public K-12 schools in Alabama who have met one or more of the Alabama College and Career Readiness indicators

0 %
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS RATE
IN 2020-2021

*2021-2022 ACAP data will be available later this year. Please check back to see student outcomes over time.

How We Arrived at these Numbers


The numbers represented on this tracker were calculated using the data available from each district’s submitted plan found on
egrant.alsde.edu. In order to make this data easy to understand, the numbers in the plan were broken down into the categories found in this tracker. To learn more about what falls under each category, refer to the data dictionary linked here. Please note that these numbers are estimates only.

If you have a question about any of these numbers, please contact us at [email protected].

To read more about smart, evidence-based ways A+ recommends spending federal COVID school dollars, read our “COVID School Spending Series