Cares Act Funding Information

As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, Dinwiddie Public Schools will receive $85,988,524.67 through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III fund. DCPS must reserve at least 20% of funds to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and ensure that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups. The grant award period is March 13, 2020, through September 30, 2023.


The ARP Act ESSER III plan describes how the awarded funds will be used. Please note that this is a preliminary plan of action and is subject to change depending on varying needs across the district and updated guidance from the Virginia Department of Education. Questions about this plan should be directed to the School Board Office at 804-469-4190.

Upon request, a parent or guardian who is an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA may be provided with the plan in an alternative format accessible.   In addition, the plan may be translated into additional languages (written and verbal) upon request or may be orally translated for parents. Please contact the School Board Office at 804-469-4190 for assistance.

To view our LEA ARP ESSER Plan, click here.
Para ver nuestro Plan LEA ARP ESSER en español, haga clic aquí.

UPDATE: ESSER III Plan Update June 2023
DCPS ARPA ESSERIII Spending Plan Revision 12.31.2022 (PDF)

Periodic Review and Revision of Plan

During the period of the ARP ESSER award (until September 2023), Dinwiddie County Public Schools will periodically review and, as needed, revise its plan for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services. The plan will be reviewed at least every six months, and DCPS will seek and take into account public input during the review process. Plan revisions will address updated CDC guidance on safely reopening schools, if any are issued.

Presentations to the Public

Below are presentation made available to the public during School Board meetings.

CARES Funding Update January 2022 (PDF)
CARES Funding Update August 2021 (PDF)