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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

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On December 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H. R. 2029), the omnibus funding bill for FY2016. Under the Act, the policy changes regarding the use of Title I, Part A funding to support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness first enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 were reauthorized, as follows:

"...Provided further, That funds available under sections 1124, 1124A, 1125 and 1125A of the ESEA may be used to provide homeless children and youths with services not ordinarily provided to other students under those sections, including supporting the liaison designated pursuant to section 722(g)(1)(J)(ii) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and providing transportation pursuant to section 722(g)(1)(J)(iii) of such Act..."

Title III, Education for the Disadvantaged

H. R. 2029 governs the spending of FY2016 dollars, which are available from July 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016.


Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda

Download the U.S. Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter that provides additional detail regarding the Title I, Part A policy changes included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and continued under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. (August 2015)
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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