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An Overview of ARP-HCY State Plans
This NCHE brief provides a summary of the American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program state plans, describes trends in using the funds to address the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and features innovative practices for expanding the capacity of state and local educational agencies to address the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Published: May 2022
Providing Wraparound Services Under the American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth Program
This NCHE brief provides an overview of the requirements to provide wraparound services for children and youth experiencing homelessness in the American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY), discusses the ways that ARP-HCY funds have expanded the services that state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) are able to provide, describes the opportunities and challenges for SEAs and LEAs in partnering with community-based organizations (CBOs) and providing wraparound services, lists strategies to build SEA and LEA Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program capacity to provide wraparound services, and spotlights examples of SEA initiatives.
Published: September 2022
Use-of-Funds Tip Sheet for Serving Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness with McKinney-Vento and the American Rescue Plan
This NCHE tip sheet provides educational administrators in local educational agencies (LEAs) with information and guiding questions to assist them in determining how to spend subgrant funds in their Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program authorized by Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act).
Published: October 2022