Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness with American Rescue Plan Funds

Supporting Student Experiencing Homelessness with American Rescue Plan Funds webinarIn the wake of the pandemic—and in the midst of the current housing, addiction, and student mental health crises—schools and communities face unprecedented challenges. While often hidden, homelessness among children and youth is a significant factor contributing to declines in school enrollment, increases in chronic absence, and deepening student mental health struggles.

American Rescue Plan–Homeless Children and Youth (ARP–HCY) funds are one-time funds that can help meet this moment. ARP–HCY funds are uniquely flexible funds to support the identification, enrollment, and school participation of children and youth experiencing homelessness, including through wrap-around services. They must be obligated by September 30, 2024 and spent by January 31, 2025.

Join SchoolHouse Connection and the Learning Policy Institute on Tuesday, September 26th at 2pm ET to learn about key findings from a study that examined the federal and state education funding for students experiencing homelessness, and hear how school district liaisons and administrators are using these one-time funds to improve outcomes for students experiencing homelessness, including by addressing chronic absenteeism, mental health, and other urgent needs. We will also be joined by the Supervisor of Counseling & Student Services K-8 for Clifton Public Schools (NJ) and Homeless Liaison/Foster Care (POC)/Neglected & Delinquent Coordinator for Lafourche Parish School Board (LA).


September 26, 2023 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)