Monday, June 5, 2023 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In the wake of the pandemic, a nationwide housing shortage, persistent chronic absence, and alarming child and youth mental health crises, students and schools face unprecedented challenges – including increasing homelessness. American Rescue Plan — Homeless Children and Youth, or ARP-HCY funds, are one-time funds that can help meet these challenges. ARP-HCY funds are designated to support the identification, enrollment, and school participation of children and youth experiencing homelessness, including through wrap-around services. These funds must be obligated by September 30, 2024 and spent by January 31, 2025. SchoolHouse Connection is hosting a monthly “ARP-HCY Office Hours” session featuring presenters from the U.S. Department of Education to provide strategies for meeting urgent needs, including allowable and strategic uses of funds, and examples and tools from state and local educational agencies. In order to best facilitate these sessions and provide time for U.S. Department of Education’s review of questions, we are asking attendees to submit questions at least one week in advance below, but it is not mandatory. If you have already completed the registration process and have a question to ask, please use this form: https://forms.gle/MN3c9CUGz6PJd69E6 We encourage participation from school leaders, homeless liaisons, state education agency staff, and community partners.