Can ESSER Funds Be Used to Buy Classroom Furniture?

Written by Artcobell

It's no secret that state and local governments and educational agencies are now receiving funds allocated by Coronavirus-related stimulus bills enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2020 and 2021: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), and The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).


If your district is asking: can I use ESSER funds to buy school furniture? 


The answer is that it depends: on your state, on your district, on your school-specific grants. If you are planning to buy furniture as part of your approved ESSER projects, Artcobell can help. Our school furniture ties into these relief funds in four allowable use areas:


1 Tackle learning loss and accelerate learning
2 Accommodate the social-emotional needs of students and teachers
3 Provide safe, healthy spaces for your students and accommodate new public health protocols
4 Provide solutions for continued remote or blended learning


Here are a few ideas for inclusive, equitable, and supportive learning environments that are adaptable based on student needs.


Shouldn't American education funding be used to buy American-made furniture?

You've made the decision to purchase school furniture with your approved ESSER funding. We believe that we’re the very best school furniture option. To learn more about Artcobell's commitment to American manufacturing, check out this article

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Mar 1, 2022

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