ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the
same free, appropriate public education as other children; to provide
activities for and services to ensure that these children enroll
in, attend, and achieve success in school; to establish or designate
an office in each State educational agency (SEA) for the coordination
of education for homeless children and youth; to develop and implement
programs for school personnel to heighten awareness of specific
problems of homeless children and youth; and to provide grants to
local educational agencies (LEAs).
Formula Grants. Place Cursor Here for Definition
AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
and LEAs may use funds for a wide variety of activities that will
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. When their appropriation exceeds
the amount received in fiscal year 1990 the SEAs must make subgrants
to LEAs for the purpose of facilitating the enrollment, attendance,
and success of homeless children and youth in schools. 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: Departments of Education in the
50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying Areas,
and schools serving Indian students that are funded by the Secretary
of the Interior may apply. Only LEAs are eligible for State subgrants.
Eligibility: Homeless children and youth in
elementary and secondary schools (and homeless preschool children
and the parents of homeless children) of the applicant agency
Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87
for State and local governments.
Coordination: Preapplication forms are not required.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental
Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office
or official designated as the single point of contact in his or
her State for more information on the process the State requires
to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected
the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished
by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must
be used for this program.
Procedure: A State that desires to receive
a grant under this program may submit to the Department either
an individual State plan or a consolidated State plan.
Procedure: Grant awards to the State educational
agencies will be issued when applications are approved.
Deadlines will be published in the Federal Register.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Ranges have
not been established.
Biennial updates of State plans are required.
and Matching Requirements: Each State educational
agency receives an amount that bears the same ratio to the amount
appropriated for this program as the amount allocated under Section
1122 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act bears to the
total allocations made under Section 1122. States shall not receive
less than $100,000.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Assistance
is provided for one fiscal year. Sums appropriated in each fiscal
year shall remain available for the succeeding fiscal year.
Beginning October 1, 1997 and every third year after. 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.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend 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 Section 443 of the General Education Provisions
Act, as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act, grantees
must maintain records for 3 years.
(Grants) FY 01 $35,000,000; FY 02 est $50,000,000; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
The average State award in fiscal year 2001 was $677,000.