Keep your school safe and healthy
How schools can use ESSER funding
ESSER I/ESSER II/ESSER III
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Education has released three grants for which local education agencies (LEAs) can apply. These grants, known as ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III, were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA); and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
ARP: ESSER III
In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law. ARP dedicated $122 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) Fund. This grant is known as ESSER III. The intent and purpose of ESSER III is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus on students. Safe and clean learning environment for students
Districts should use safe practices for the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of their school campuses while allowing students to engage in classroom activities. Districts should ensure a sanitary environment for students and staff by enhanced cleaning of schools, facilities, and high-use areas.
|ESSER I (CARES)||$13.23 billion||Through Sept 2022||Mostly discharged|
|ESSER II (CRRSA)||$54.31 billion||Through Sept 2023||Being appropriated now|
|ESSER III (ARP)||$121.97 billion||Through Sept 2024||Being appropriated now|
How ESSER Funds Can Be Used
Two priorities of the ESSER Fund include:
- Training staff on the best ways to sanitize schools and how to minimize the spread of infectious diseases.
- Purchasing equipment and supplies needed to clean and disinfect schools.
School District ESSER Pricing
Special District Pallet Pricing: Buy from EMist at a fraction of the cost for your entire school district using your ESSER funding.
1. TruTechnology: EPIX Charge Detect Technology
The electrostatic sprayer continuously detects the polarity of the user and the equipment and adjusts automatically so that grounding is never an issue. The discharged droplets wrap around surfaces. This wraparound effect creates an even, consistent and comprehensive coverage of chemical, reduces chemical use, and provides superior results.
2. TruConfidence: Patented. Proven. Trusted.
When you’re dealing with deadly pathogens, you want to make sure that the company you’re buying equipment from is reputable, experienced, and trusted. EMist systems are patented, used during the 2014 Ebola crisis, and developed by electrostatic industry veteran Mike Sides, who frequently works with the DOD, Naval Entomology Center of Excellence, USDA, and WHO.
3. TruCharge: Best Performance
Electrostatic sprayer polarity matters. Most environmental surfaces have a negative or neutral charge (the earth itself is negative). Per the EPA, electrostatic sprayers should impart a positive charge so that the positively charged disinfectant droplets are attracted to targeted negative or neutral surfaces. Positively charged droplets increase droplet adhesion and wrap reducing chemical and labor costs.
4. TruDesign: Safer Operation
When spraying big areas, big buildings, or tight spaces, a cordless sprayer allows you to maneuver and move about freely. EMist sprayers are ergonomic, lightweight, and cordless. That means you can take the sprayer to where the work needs to be done rather than relying on wall outlets at the work site. Portability is a clear advantage for any user who needs to go where the work is to get the job done right.
5. TruAssurance: User Safety
Per the EPA, median droplet size should be greater than 40 microns. Droplets must be large enough to resist evaporation and drift but small enough that the droplets can change their trajectory when it comes close to a target. Most sprayers produce droplets of < 40 microns making them highly drift prone and increasing user inhalation concerns. EMist droplet size is 76 microns.
6. TruCost: Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Based on the need to disinfect large areas, manual application of disinfectants is a thing of the past. Electrostatic application is the new normal. Customers who use our systems typically see 25% to 45% labor savings and 35% to 50% chemical savings. Competitively priced, advanced and patented electrostatic technology, and proven performance provide an overall lower total cost of ownership.
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