Education for Homeless Children and Youth, Recovery Act

To ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education available to other children, the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program provides assistance to States, Outlying Areas, and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to: (1) establish
or designate an Office of Coordinator of Education of Homeless Children and Youths; (2) develop and carry out a State plan for the education of homeless children; and (3) make subgrants to local educational agencies to support the education of those children.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: Typically, subgrants are used for after-school tutoring, purchasing necessary supplies like backpacks, hygiene packs, etc., as well as offsetting the costs of transportation for homeless students wishing to remain in the school last attended prior to becoming homeless.

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: Grants will be awarded to 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, the Northern Marianas, and the DOI Bureau of Indian Education. The Department continues to monitor States and the Outlying areas. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

SEAs and LEAs may use funds for a wide variety of activities that facilitate the educational success of homeless children and youth.

Such activities include: tutoring summer enrichment programs, the provision of school supplies, and professional development designed to heighten educators' understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of homeless children and youth.

Services provided with these funds cannot replace the regular academic program and must expand upon or improve services provided as part of the regular academic program.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569.

For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; U.S. Territories; Minority group; Education Professional; Student/Trainee; Migrant; Education (0-8); Education (9-12)

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. A State that desires to receive a grant under this program may submit to the Department either an individual State plan or an ESEA consolidated State plan.

Award Procedures

Grant awards to the State educational agencies will be issued when applications are approved.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.

Authorization

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Title VII, Subtitle B and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Biennial updates of State plans are required.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Each State educational agency receives an amount that is proportional to the number of homeless students identified by the State during the 2007-2008 school year relative to the number of such children identified nationally during that school year. SEAs will make subgrants to LEAs on a competitive basis or according to a formula based on the number of homeless students identified by the local educational agencies in the State. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds for the Education for Homeless Children program made available under ARRA will be awarded within 60 day after ARRA s enactment into law. Each State will subgrant the funds to local educational agencies no later than 120 days after receiving its grant from the Department. LEAs will have until September 30, 2011, to obligate these funds as provided in section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

States must report an estimate of the number of homeless children and youth in the State and the number being served by this program.

They must also report on the nature and extent of problems relative to access of homeless children and youth to public preschool, elementary, and secondary schools and the difficulties in identifying the special needs of such children.

Grantees under this program should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

States must report an estimate of the number of homeless children and youth in the State and the number being served by this program.

They must also report on the nature and extent of problems relative to access of homeless children and youth to public preschool, elementary, and secondary schools and the difficulties in identifying the special needs of such children.

Grantees under this program should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have

Records

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-1001-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $70,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The estimated average State award for funds made available under ARRA is $1.3 million; individual State awards would range from $175,000 to $19 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidance for The Education for Homeless Children and Youth program may be obtained through the office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

John McLaughlin Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., , Washington 20202 Email: john.mclaughlin@ed.gov Phone: (202) 401-0962

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

This is a formula grant program. Under ARRA each SEA is required to award subgrants to LEAs on a competitive basis or through a formula based on the number of homeless children in the LEA within 120 days after receiving its grant from ED.



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