October 2017 Statewide WildfiresResources and updates for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) related to emergency response and recovery associated with the October 2017 Statewide Wildfires.
Hundreds of thousands of students, families, and school communities have been impacted by the California wildfires. On behalf of impacted local educational agencies (LEA) The California Department of Education (CDE) is applying for a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV). Project SERV funding may be used to reimburse LEAs for some of the expenses incurred in order to quickly reopen schools, such as hiring substitute teachers and renting vans to transport students from temporary housing to school. The CDE hosted webinar on this subject on October 26, 2017. Interested LEAs must submit a one-page needs assessment (PDF) by Friday, December 1, 2017 to EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov in order to be considered in the CDE’s Project SERV application. Questions may be directed to Marguerite Ries, Federal Policy Liaison, Government Affairs Division by phone at 916-319-0650 or by e-mail at EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov.