[Mckinneyvento] FAQs and ARP-HCY II

Lyons, Amelia Amelia.Lyons at maine.gov
Thu Jul 8 09:21:38 EDT 2021

Good morning,
Below are a couple of updates from the ME DOE. Reach out if there's anything I can assist with. Thank you for all that you do.

McKinney-Vento Grant Opportunities- FAQs Available

The Q&A documents are now posted for the recently announced McKinney-Vento grant opportunities for the subgrants (due July 13)  and American Rescue Plan Homeless I (due July 9). You can access those documents here: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.maine.gov%2Fdafs%2Fbbm%2Fprocurementservices%2Fvendors%2Fgrants&data=04%7C01%7CAmelia.Lyons%40maine.gov%7C9635420e72094d75d8f308d941802466%7C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e%7C0%7C0%7C637612840882754960%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=%2Be7JSw6%2FdiSlsJeL3dHt4x5eJrrOOtuYD20SolT3udQ%3D&reserved=0>

Additional information on the American Rescue Plan Act Homeless Children and Youth Program II Funding was released by United States Department of Education (USED) yesterday. The Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) will be sure to share updated information widely as soon as we have it.

The ARP-HCY program provides a total of $800 million nationally for use in identifying homeless children and youth and providing them with wrap-around services in light of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and assistance needed to enable them to attend school and participate fully in school activities.  These funds may be used by States to address urgent needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness-including academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.  The funds will also be used by States and local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase capacity by hiring staff, dedicating resources, and planning partnerships with community-based organizations, among other strategies.

The Department requires a State educational agency (SEA) to award ARP Homeless II funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) based on a formula. This requirement is intended to streamline the SEA grant award process and enable more LEAs to receive subgrants and more students experiencing homelessness to receive services. This formula is based on (1) an LEA's share of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Title I allocation and (2) homeless student enrollment counts from the 2018-19 or 2019-20 school year, whichever number is greater.

The Department establishes in paragraph (c)(2) that an LEA must have an allocation of at least $5,000 under the formula to be eligible for an ARP Homeless II subgrant on its own.  If an LEA's allocation would be less than $5,000, in order to receive an ARP Homeless II subgrant, the LEA must join a consortium of LEAs in which the sum of its members' allocations meets the $5,000 threshold.

Amelia Lyons
McKinney-Vento<https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/safeschools/counseling/highmobility/homelessed>, Homeless Education
Migrant Education Program<https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/safeschools/migranted>, Title I Part C
Maine Department of Education
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(207) 557-1787
amelia.lyons at maine.gov<mailto:amelia.lyons at maine.gov>

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