On Monday, May 4, the Maine Department of Education’s School Finance Team began hosting office hours to support School Administrative Units’ (SAUs) federal programs coordinators and business managers by providing additional information around the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding application preparations. The application will be made available via the Department of Education’s Consolidated Application and Grant Reimbursement website.
Based on feedback, the Department has restructured the office hours to meet the needs of the field. The ESSER funding office hours will be structured in the following manner, starting on May 6th:
- Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am will focus on programmatic support
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am will focus on fiscal/financial support
Please email Tyler Backus at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an office hour invite.
The Department’s CARES Act webpage, located here, contains a recorded training, policy guidance, waivers, and links to federal resources.
To date, the following releases have been shared by the Department regarding Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: