Research, ARP-HCY

Progress and Promise: An Early Look at COVID Relief Funds for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

This report from SchoolHouse Connection provides an early look at how some school districts across the country are using or planning to use their ARP-HCY funds to identify and serve students experiencing homelessness, as well as how state education agencies are using funds reserved for statewide activities. Based on early data, the number of school districts receiving funds for homeless students will increase more than six-fold. This means many schools that have never received specific support to respond to student homelessness will now be able to do so.