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American Rescue Plan - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)  was signed into law. ARP-HCY funds are to be used 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.

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

Applications for ARP-HCY I have been distributed to McKinney Vento subgrant recipients.

Allowable Uses of Funds - American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Fact Sheet (PDF)

ARP-HCY-II Allocations (PDF)

ARP HCY II Grant Application (PDF)

Federal Disaster and Pandemic Relief (link)

American Rescue Plan Children and Youth II (ARP-HCY) training (YouTube video)

American Rescue Plan Children and Youth II (ARP-HCY) training (PowerPoint)

Educating Homeless Children and Youth

KSDE is committed to helping districts serve students who are in homeless situations. Guidance is provided to districts, families, and communities who are in need of information regarding students who may be in homeless situations.


Youth Poster   English (PDF)      Spanish (PDF)
Parent Poster   English (PDF)      Spanish (PDF)

McKinney-Vento Mortgage Poster (PDF)
McKinney-Vento FAFSA Poster (PDF)

McKinney Vento Office Hours

Please watch for notifications distributed through the McKinney Vento listserv.”

McKinney Vento Listerv

The McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv is used to send out information, updates, conference dates and professional development opportunities to LEA's.

To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv
Body of message: Please add (first and last name) to the McKinney Vento (Homeless) listserv for USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address: mruhlman@ksde.org

You should receive an e mail from the listserv within 10 business days.

Educating Homeless Children/Youth
Education Program Consultant

Maureen Ruhlman

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