District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) - Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education
07/15/19 3:00 PM
Grants to Washington, DC local education agencies to meet the educational and other needs of homeless youth and children. Applicants are required to attend a pre-application conference and submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide homeless youth and children with the supports necessary to receive the same educational opportunities as their peers.
All local educational agencies (LEAs), with or without this funding, must ensure that children and youths who are homeless have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to all other children and youths.
The intent of the grant is to provide supplemental funding to help (1) facilitate the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success in school of children and youths experiencing homelessness; and (2) ensure children and youths experiencing homelessness have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education as provided to all other students. Services provided through this grant cannot replace regular academic programming.
Allowable Uses of Funds:
GrantWatch ID#: 182507
Past awards have ranged from approximately $600 to $86,000.
The grant programmatic and fiscal implementation period will be from the date of the award to Sept. 30, 2022.
Year one funds must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2020. Projects that successfully demonstrate substantial progress and programmatic and fiscal reporting compliance during the award period may be eligible to receive continuation awards for an additional two (2) years if funds remain available.
The program periods are:
- Year 1: Date of award – Sept. 2020 (original program period)
- Year 2: Oct. 2020 – Sept. 2021 (continuation)
- Year 3: Oct. 2021 – Sept. 2022 (continuation)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Intent to Apply form to:
Please submit all questions in writing to:
Homeless Education Program
Attn: Danielle C. Rollins
Community Learning and School Support (CLASS)
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Division of Systems and Supports, K-12
1050 First St., NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
USA: Washington, DC