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Education for Homeless Children and Youth

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The purpose of the program is to (1) facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth; and (2) ensure homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education as provided to all other students. Services provided can not replace the regular academic program and must be designed to expand upon or improve services that are part of the school's regular academic program.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Local educational agencies include school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Consortium of LEAs
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
0-21

Funding

Legal
Authority
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5630 / 8290
Total Available $12,312,000
Recipient
Amount
Maximum $250,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Number of identified homeless children & youth on 2008-09 ConApp, Part I. / max funding amount: 500 - 1,500 / $75,000 1,501 - 2,500 / $125,000 2,501 - 5,000 / $175,000 Over 5,000 / $250,000

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
November 1, 2008
Due Date March 20, 2009
Expected
Notification Date
May 27, 2009

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r16/homeless09rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy/
Fiscal Unavailable
Other The project period will be from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires local educational agencies to: (1) Appoint a “liaison” for homeless children. Some of the liaison's duties include ensuring access to education and support services, identifying students for services, and disseminating rights. (2) Keep homeless children in the same school of origin through the duration of their homelessness, at the request of the parent. (3) Provide transportation to ensure that homeless children can continue their education at the school of origin, at the request of the parent. (4) Enroll immediately, even if the homeless child does not have the proper enrollment papers.

Contacts

Program Leanne Wheeler
Phone : 916-319-0383
E-mail : lwheeler@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Pat Boncella
Phone : 916-319-0384
E-mail : pboncell@cde.ca.gov
Division Improvement & Accountability Division
Phone : 916-319-0883
Fax : 916-322-5092

Last Modified: July 14, 2011

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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