American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief – Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

Office of School Support and Accountability, OESE

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Formula Grant

On Thursday, 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. State educational agencies and local educational agencies (LEAs) must use ARP-HCY funds to identify homeless children and youth, to provide homeless children and youth with wrap-around services to address the challenges of COVID-19, and to enable homeless children and youth to attend school and fully participate in school activities.  The Department will release ARP-HCY funds in two separate disbursements (ARP Homeless I and ARP Homeless II).

Contact Information

  • John McLaughlin & Bryan Thurmond, Program Officers
    Deborah Spitz, Group Leader
    Office of School Support & Accountability
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, D.C. 20202-6132

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief – Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

Last Modified: 07/09/2021