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Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Annual Reporting Requirements

Local educational agencies (LEAs) and other educational agencies receiving Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) or Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds are required to report on their use of funds each year via WISEgrants.


The following resources will help LEAs and other grant recipients collect the data necessary for ESSER and GEER reporting. Instructions are provided in each workbook section to help LEAs and other grant recipients determine if the section is necessary to be completed.

Annual Performance Reporting Period

Grant Deadline for LEAs Reporting Period

ESSER I and GEER third annual report

ESSER II and ESSER III second annual report

Tentative deadline: March 31, 2023

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

    School-level Learning Modality Reporting

    As a requirement of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) grant program, the United States Department of Education (USDE) is requiring LEAs to provide information to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on the number of public schools providing each mode of instruction (i.e., fully remote or online only instruction, both remote/online instruction and in-person instruction [hybrid model], and full time in-person instruction). See the School-level Learning Modality - ARPA ESSER III technical assistance document (Google Doc) for more information.

    Grant Deadline for LEAs Reporting Period


    October 14, 2022, and periodically through September 30, 2024

    Most recent time period available as available to the LEA

      Annual Performance Reports

      State Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) Annual Performance Reports for ESSER and GEER are available from the US Department of Education in the ESF Transparency Portal. The ESF Transparency Portal contains Wisconsin's State Profile and links to all Wisconsin's ESF Annual Performance Reports. Due to US Department of Education reporting and review timelines, state performance reports are not available until approximately 18 months following the conclusion of the reporting period. 

      Grant Federal Report Year Link to Annual Performance Report
      ESSER 2020
      GEER 2020*
      *No data reported for GEER 2020 due to timing of funding availability
      ESSER 2021
      GEER 2021

      Send ESSER and GEER reporting questions to

      Source: CARES Act, Division B, Title V, Section 15011; CRRSA Act (Section 313); and ARP Act (Section 2001)