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Education for Homeless Children and Youth

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

Funding Description

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.


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


Legal Authority Title X, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110).
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5630 / 8290
Total Available $7,302,000
Recipient Amount Maximum $219,919
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Number of identified homeless children and youth on 2011-12 ConApp, Part I / max funding amount:
50-249 / $24,749
250-499 / $49,499
500-1,500 / $69,857
1,501-2,500 / $116,428
2,501-5,000 / $153,943
Over 5,000 / $219,919

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 1, 2011
Due Date March 1, 2012
Expected Notification Date August 1, 2012

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Resources for Homeless Children and Youths []
Fiscal Grant Funding Results  []
Other The project period will be from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act 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 or immunization records.


Program Leanne Wheeler, 916-319-0383,
Fiscal Pat Boncella, 916-319-0384,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0926 (phone), 916-319-0123 (fax)
Last Modified: October 29, 2012

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