Graphic says Seeking Feedback(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting public comments on the state’s amended American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – which included more than $2 billion for Kentucky public schools – authorized a third ESSER fund that was signed into law on March 11, 2021, which is known as ARP ESSER.

The amendment reflects changes to state-level activities funded through the ARP ESSER program.

Public comments must be received by Dec. 22. Comments may be emailed to or submitted to Todd Allen, General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Comments also may be submitted via fax at (502) 564-9321.

All comments received by the deadline will be considered before the submission of the revised state plan. 

Email Kelly Foster, KDE’s associate commissioner in the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, if you need an accessible version of the state plan.