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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 this 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 cannot replace the regular academic program and must be designed to expand or improve services that are part of the school’s regular academic program.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs 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, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult

Funding

Legal Authority Title X, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2018-19
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5630 / 8290
Total Available $7,704,516
Recipient Amount Up to $250,000.00
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Number of enrolled homeless children and youth on LEAs 2015-16 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). Max funding amounts: 50-100 / $15,000; 101-249 / $25,000; 250-499 / $50,000; 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 September 18, 2017
Due Date February 1, 2018
Expected Notification Date April 1, 2018

Additional Information

Application EHCY Request for Applications [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r8/homeless18rfa.asp]
Background Resources for Homeless Children and Youths [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy/]
Fiscal Funding Results [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy/funding.asp]
Other The project period will be from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires LEAs 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 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.

Contacts

Program Leanne Wheeler, 916-319-0383, lwheeler@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Shoshannah Fuentes, 916-319-0384, sfuentes@cde.ca.gov
Division Coordinated Student Support Division, 916-319-0914 (phone), 916-319-0218 (fax)
Last Modified: September 12, 2017
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