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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
July 14, 2020

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools:

Second Apportionment for the
Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth Program
Fiscal Year 2018–19

This apportionment, in the amount of $68,475, is made from federal funds provided to the state under the 2018 Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth (AHCY) Program, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Public Law 115-123 (February 9, 2018). The AHCY program is designed to support the provision of immediate services or assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in areas where a major disaster or emergency was declared under sections 401 and 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Title 42 of the United States Code, sections 5170 and 5190) related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria or the California wildfires in 2017 (“a covered disaster or emergency”). Amounts paid in this apportionment are to be used for any activity authorized under Section 723 of the McKinney-Vento Act.

The amounts included in this apportionment reflect amounts approved for those LEAs that applied for the AHCY program and submitted required documentation and assurances to the California Department of Education (CDE).  

Warrants will be mailed to county treasurers, approximately three weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 5810, Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue.

The United States Department of Education grant award number for this funding is S938B180021. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.938 (Elementary and Secondary Education Hurricane Relief – Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth Program). The funding is appropriated in Item 6100‑136‑0890 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019), as amended by Senate Bill 109 (Chapter 363, Statutes of 2019), and Item 6100‑136-0890 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019) as amended by Senate Bill 109 (Chapter 363, Statutes of 2019). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA)15441.

This grant is subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards set out in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99; 2 CFR Part 3485; 2 CFR Part 175, and Presidential Executive Order 13513. Under the provisions of the grant award, funds must be obligated within the period of September 19, 2018, through September 18, 2020, and liquidated within 90 days following the obligation deadline.

Additional information on the AHCY program is available on the CDE’s web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/assisthomeless.asp. The US Department of Education has published Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program Frequently Asked Questions (May 2018), available at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/ahy/faq.html.

If you have any questions regarding the AHCY program, please contact Lesley Taylor, Education Administrator, Operations and Administration Branch, by email at LTaylor@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

ED:jkb
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 14, 2022
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