How to Use American Rescue Plan Act K-12 Education Funds to Identify and Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Source: SchoolHouse Connection
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Community Member or Organization, Educators, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), Congress’ most recent package for COVID-19 relief provides nearly $123 billion in aid for K-12 education through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), including several reservations to support students experiencing homelessness and other marginalized student groups. In addition to the $123 billion in ESSER funds, ARP includes $800 million in funding specifically dedicated to support the identification, enrollment, and school participation of children and youth experiencing homelessness, including through wrap-around services. A summary of the timing, allocation, and uses of these funds is here.