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Education for Homeless Children and Youth


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

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 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5630 / 8290
Total Available $10,674,000
Recipient Amount Maximum: up to $250,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Number of enrolled homeless children and youth on LEAs 2017-18 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 Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Resources for Homeless Children and Youths [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy/]
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFunding Results  [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r8/lea20-21results.asp]
Other Applicants were selected through a competitive grant process and were notified that they were awarded a grant for the 2018-21 school year. This is a 3 year grant cycle covering the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 school year. The project period for the 20-21 school year will be from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021 and is the last year of the 3rd year grant cycle. 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 Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0836 (phone), 916-319-0961 (fax)
Last Modified: November 23, 2020
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