FAQ - ESSER FY22 Annual USED Report April 12, 2023


“Alchemer” Technical Questions 

  • Q: Where can I get the link to start the survey? 
    • A: The initial link for starting the survey was emailed to primary WebGrants contacts. You can also use this survey link.
  • Q: What is my district’s password to access the survey? 
    • A: The district's Unique Entity ID (SAMs number) will be the district’s password for accessing the customized data collection tool. Districts can find their SAMs number by logging in to WebGrants and viewing the district's profile. See the next question if your organization has started the survey and you are looking for the editing link.  
  • Q: I completed the Save & Continue Later option but did not receive a link for editing. What do I do? 
    • A: Check your junk/spam folder for an email from Alchemer. If no link is found, email Anne Butterworth and your editable link will be forwarded to you. 
  • Q: Is the link I receive for editing a one-time link, or can I use it throughout the process of completing the report? 
    • A: The link you receive will provide ongoing access to your report. Since the training, we have learned that once you have saved your report after the first page, your data entries will save each time you click “Next” at the bottom of the page. 
  • Q: Who can I contact with questions regarding this report? 

Data Collection Questions 

  • Q: What is the reporting window for this report? 
    • A: This report addresses all ESSER funding expended between July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
  • Q: How did you come up with these expenditure amounts? 
    • A: The expenditure amounts are pulled directly from WebGrants claim reimbursement logs. If your numbers are not matching the system, check to see that you are referring to the “Paid” date of the claim, NOT the submitted date of the claim. Only claims reimbursed during the reporting period will be accounted for in this report. Unless you are working on Page 21 – See the FAQ below. 
  • Q: Why are my ESSER III non-learning loss expenditures incorrect on pages 21 & 22? 
  • Q: Are all schools community schools? 
    • A: No. Full-service Community Schools are specific, evidence-based, school improvement strategy that focuses implicitly on working “with families, students, teachers, and community organizations to identify the unmet needs of students and families and develop a plan to leverage community resources to address these needs in the school building, turning schools into community hubs. Full-service community school approaches can bring needed support for students and families into our public schools, such as after-school programs, health and social services, and other comprehensive services.” 21-0138-ARP-Community-Schools-OMB-and-OS-Approved-071421-1.pdf (communityschools.org) 

Key Terms 

  • Allocation: Amount of funds awarded
  • Discretionary Grants: Additional grants awarded to districts based on state priority funds and competitive grant opportunities
  • Expended: Claims reimbursed through WebGrants paid during the current reporting period
  • Local Education Association (LEA): Public School District
  • Mental Health Supports: Services provided by licensed mental health professionals 
  • Planned Uses of Funds: Remaining funds that have been earmarked or budgeted for specific purposes are considered “Planned Uses” of Remaining Funds (The Department acknowledges these plans may change; please provide the most current information regarding budgeted or earmarked uses of remaining funds)
  • Social-Emotional Support: Supports and supplies provided to students through any means that are not licensed mental health professionals 
  • Standard District Grants: Mandatory grants allocated to all Title I-qualified districts in ESSER I, II, and ARP ESSER
  • State Education Association (SEA): North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI)