When do grant funds need to be obligated (spent)?
Grant funds must be obligated (spent) by districts according to the following ESSER deadlines.
The Teacher Retention Grant funds come from three different ESSER funds.
Districts should plan their activities accordingly to make sure reimbursement requests can be made before each of the deadlines.
ESSER I reimbursements by September 30, 2022
ESSER II reimbursements by September 30, 2023
ESSER III reimbursements by September 30, 2024
Grow Your Own
The Grow Your Own grants are funded through ESSER II. All Grow Your Own grant reimbursements must be requested prior to September 30, 2023.
Recruitment (Educator Preparation)
Teacher Recruitment grants for Missouri's educator preparation programs are invoice-based.
Recruitment grant invoices should be received by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Office of Educator Quality no later than April 30, 2022.