In early 2021, the U.S. Department of Education allocated $800 million via the American Rescue Plan and Secondary School Emergency Relief - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Fund to address the extraordinary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth experiencing homelessness. Both State education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) are to utilize the ARP-HCY funds to expand and improve systems in the areas of identification, enrollment, participation, and success in schools for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The ARP-HCY funds were released to SEAs in two allocations, ARP-HCY I and ARP-HCY II. The Arizona Department of Education received a total ARP-HCY allocation of $16,914,124, which includes the set-aside amounts of $3,171,398 from ARP-HCY I and $9,520,398 from ARP-HCY II to be allocated to subgrantees.
FY22 ARP-HOMELESS I GRANT INFORMATION
FY22 ARP HOMELESS II - ENTITLEMENT GRANT INFORMATION
FY22 ARP HOMELESS II CONSORTIUM GRANT INFORMATION
According to the American Rescue Plan Act, an LEA must have a minimum allocation of $5,000 to receive an ARP Homeless II – Entitlement subgrant. LEAs with an allocation less than $5,000 may receive a subgrant only as part of a consortium. Consortia are eligible to receive a subgrant if the total of their combined allocations is at least $5,000. For the purpose of this grant, a consortium means a subgrantee that consists of more than one LEA. (86 FR 36222).
FY22 ARP-HCY I & II FEDERAL AND STATE INFORMATION
LEA EHCY & FY22 ARP-HCY I & II BUDGET RESOURCES