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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)

Federal funds were provided to school districts nationwide through the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. All federal funds are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide assistance with remote learning, safely reopening of schools, learning loss and to coincide with the district’s Health and Safety Plan

Information and updates to the various levels of federal funding can be found by clicking the links below: 

How have the funds thus far impacted the Hollidaysburg Area School District?


  • Summer Tiger Camp and transportation 

  • After-School Tutoring 

  • Free Summer School - remedial courses

  • Post Pandemic Committee - learning loss 

  • Cyber Learning Facilitator 


  • Mental Health worker 


  • Hands free paper towel dispensers

  • Hands free soap dispensers 

  • Disinfectant 

  • Cleaning supplies 


  • Remote student registrations

  • Increase district bandwidth

  • Laptops and software support for the HASD Cyber Program

  • Laptops and software support for remote learning

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Masks

  • Shields

  • Gloves

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Plexiglass