Local educational agency subgrants for the education of homeless children and youths
(b) ApplicationA local educational agency that desires to receive a subgrant under this section shall submit an application to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the State educational agency may reasonably require. Such application shall include the following:
An assessment of the educational and related needs of homeless children and youths in the area served by such agency (which may be undertaken as part of needs assessments for other disadvantaged groups).
A description of the services and programs for which assistance is sought to address the needs identified in paragraph (1).
An assurance that the local educational agency’s combined fiscal effort per student, or the aggregate expenditures of that agency and the State with respect to the provision of free public education by such agency for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made, was not less than 90 percent of such combined fiscal effort or aggregate expenditures for the second fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made.
An assurance that the applicant complies with, or will use requested funds to comply with, paragraphs (3) through (7) of section 11432(g) of this title
A description of policies and procedures, consistent with section 11432(e)(3) of this title
, that the agency will implement to ensure that activities carried out by the agency will not isolate or stigmatize homeless children and youths.
(d) Authorized activitiesA local educational agency may use funds awarded under this section for activities that carry out the purpose of this part, including the following:
The provision of tutoring, supplemental instruction, and enriched educational services that are linked to the achievement of the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards the State establishes for other children and youths.
The provision of expedited evaluations of the strengths and needs of homeless children and youths, including needs and eligibility for programs and services (such as educational programs for gifted and talented students, children with disabilities, and students with limited English proficiency, services provided under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S.C. 6301
et seq.] or similar State or local programs, programs in vocational and technical education, and school nutrition programs).
Professional development and other activities for educators and pupil services personnel that are designed to heighten the understanding and sensitivity of such personnel to the needs of homeless children and youths, the rights of such children and youths under this part, and the specific educational needs of runaway and homeless youths.
The provision of referral services to homeless children and youths for medical, dental, mental, and other health services.
The provision of developmentally appropriate early childhood education programs, not otherwise provided through Federal, State, or local funding, for preschool-aged homeless children.
The provision of services and assistance to attract, engage, and retain homeless children and youths, and unaccompanied youths, in public school programs and services provided to nonhomeless children and youths.
The provision for homeless children and youths of before- and after-school, mentoring, and summer programs in which a teacher or other qualified individual provides tutoring, homework assistance, and supervision of educational activities.
If necessary, the payment of fees and other costs associated with tracking, obtaining, and transferring records necessary to enroll homeless children and youths in school, including birth certificates, immunization or medical records, academic records, guardianship records, and evaluations for special programs or services.
The provision of education and training to the parents of homeless children and youths about the rights of, and resources available to, such children and youths.
The development of coordination between schools and agencies providing services to homeless children and youths, as described in section 11432(g)(5) of this title
The provision of pupil services (including violence prevention counseling) and referrals for such services.
Activities to address the particular needs of homeless children and youths that may arise from domestic violence.
The adaptation of space and purchase of supplies for any nonschool facilities made available under subsection (a)(2) of this section to provide services under this subsection.
The provision of school supplies, including those supplies to be distributed at shelters or temporary housing facilities, or other appropriate locations.
The provision of other extraordinary or emergency assistance needed to enable homeless children and youths to attend school.