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Federal Funding

New Federal Funding

Over the next three years, The Fairport Central School District will receive funding from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. These one-time funding streams will allow the District to provide necessary programs and services during this time when the District is moving out of the pandemic and more students are returning to in-person instruction. 


Fairport CSD is allocated $4,207,348, with at least $841,470 (20% minimum) that must be used to address learning loss. The remaining balance is $3,381,478. The 20% minimum must be used 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 (each major racial and ethnic group, children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care).

While these funds cannot be used to reduce the yearly budget, the remaining $3,381,478 in funding may be used to address social emotional health and wellness, purchase educational technology, provide mental health services and supports, and provide summer learning and after-school programs. 


Fairport CSD is allocated $5,403,162 in CRRSA funds. These funds may be used to coordinate preparedness and response efforts, purchase PPE and provide related training, repairing and improving school facilities, and improving indoor air quality.

Draft Plans 

The District has created a draft plan for how we will utilize the funds – see below to read the tentative draft plans for both CRRSA and ARP.

CRRSA Draft Plan

  • The District will utilize the funds to support instructional technology integration coaches to support teachers and students in effectively using technology for learning.
  • The District will pay the salaries of six new elementary teachers to reduce class size and provide the necessary instructional support for students at the elementary grade levels.
  • The District will pay for one ENL teacher to work with ELL students due to the increased needs of ELL students.
  • The District will hire a business teacher to teach electives that provide additional opportunities for students.
  • The District will hire new Health teachers to provide social emotional supports at the elementary level.
  • The District will hire a School Psychologist to provide Mental Health Support, and two School Counselors to provide social emotional support.
  • The District will hire two new paraprofessionals to provide classroom support in our elementary schools.
  • The District will purchase desks and desk dividers to maintain social distancing as per NYS & CDC requirements (purchased in 2020-21).
  • Through BOCES, the District will purchase and install classroom technology: touch screen display monitors replacing the old combination of SmartBoards and projectors in the classroom. They will be used in the classroom as it pertains to daily instruction and review of lessons presented through the Google learning platform (i.e. Google classroom).

ARP Draft Plan

Community Feedback & Process Moving Forward

Thank you to those who provided the District with feedback for how it could use the federal funding through the ThoughtExchange that ended on June 15, 2021. The District created this ThoughtExchange in June 2021 to offer staff, students, families, and community members to engage with the District and provide input on this process of allotting the new monies.

*** Click here to view the report from this exchange.


Files & Documents


If you do not see a file list displayed above, please click here to view the files via Google Drive. A Google account is not required for file access.