Harlingen CISD is eligible to receive one-time federal funds through the American Rescue Plan. This included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. Harlingen CISD will apply to receive some of that additional funding.


Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Harlingen CISD.

Harlingen CISD has launched a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address student learning and COVID-19 recovery. We would appreciate your input on how to utilize the funds to best meet the needs of our HCISD students.
See the HCISD Returns to School 2021-2022 Protocols, which will continue to be updated as needed based on updated recommendations.

The following two documents below provide information on HCISD's use of ESSER III funds:

The following document below will provide information on the District’s current ESSER III expenditures:

Survey All parents, district employees, students and community members are urged to complete a survey to help the district determine what to prioritize with the potential ESSER funds. School districts are limited what they can use ESSER funds to support.





Public Hearing Public Hearing was live on June 1st at 5:45 pm. to allow the community to learn more about this funding opportunity and provide input.


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Additionally, all stakeholders were invited to a Zoom Webinar on June 3rd at 5:30pm to learn more about this funding opportunity and provide input. Click Here to Watch Webinar.
Click the button below to see answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the ESSER funds.