On March 11, 2021,
President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) into law. In
recognition of the extraordinary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students
experiencing homelessness, the ARP included an unprecedented $800 million to
support the specific needs of homeless children and youth via the American
Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief – Homeless
Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Fund. The U.S. Department of Education released ARP-HCY funds in two separate
disbursements (ARP Homeless I and ARP Homeless II).
The documents in the "KDE Informational Packet for ARP-HCY II Funds" provide facts and recommendations to assist districts during the planning, application for funds, and program implementation processes—especially districts that may not have received McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program funds in the past.
KDE Informational Packet for ARP-HCY II Funds
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of School and Program Improvement
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Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1473 Ext. 4072
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