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Running Start Elementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) Program

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is partnering with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to offset learning loss for students that qualify for the Running Start Program by providing additional funding to colleges to equitably provide:

  • Support for students pursuing career and technical education (CTE) opportunities, including professional technical courses, that support the completion of a CTE Sequence Graduation Pathway and progress toward certificate or degree completion.
  • Support for students to complete the required college success preparatory course in the summer to ensure they gain an understanding of the skills and attitude needed to succeed in college environment as a Running Start student.
  • Support for students to use the summer quarter for credit recovery to ensure on-time completion of a high school diploma.


Christine McMullin
Policy Associate, Student Services


Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Application available May 5, 2022
Question & Answer period closes May 16, 2022
Applications due in OGMS May 19, 2022
Grant begins July 1, 2022
Grant ends June 30, 2023
End of FY23 Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC

July 28, 2023

Grant Resources and Guidelines

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Last Modified: 5/18/22, 1:17 PM

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