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Announcement of Funding Opportunity

2018-19 Hurricane Education Recovery Assistance for Homeless Children

Online Application

The online application is available to LEAs through the NYSED Business Portal.

Select the survey titled “2018-19 Hurricane Education Recovery Assistance for Homeless Children”

List of Eligible Schools/Districts and Allocations

List of Eligible Schools/Districts and Allocations Adobe PDF

Project Purpose

Sections 401 and 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190 respectively) address the educational and related needs of homeless children and youth displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria or the 2017 California wildfires, in alignment with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) and Section 106 of Title IV of Division B of Public Law 109-148 (the Hurricane Education Recovery Act).


The following districts/schools are eligible for 2018-2019 Hurricane Education Recovery Assistance for Homeless Children funding:

Public, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that submitted a NYSED-issued “Hurricane and Disaster Relief Funding” surveys on or before June 15, 2018 which indicated eligible displaced homeless students.

The list of identified districts and schools is available at: Eligible Schools/Districts and Allocations Adobe PDF


Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) will be allocated $283.00 per homeless child/youth displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires as previously reported via the New York State Education Department’s Hurricane and Disaster Relief Funding surveys. 

Please Note

  • Funds not requested by April 30, 2019 may be reallocated to other LEAs.
  • Access to these funds does not remove the LEAs obligation to set aside funds for homeless children and youth as per Title I, Part A on the 2019-20 Consolidated Application for ESSA Funded Programs.

Submission Instructions

  • LEAs must complete all sections and are required to answer questions marked with a red asterisk.  If a required question has not been completed, the business portal will highlight it in red and the section of the application will be flagged.  The applicant will be unable to submit the application to NYSED for final review if a required question remains unresolved. 
  • FS-10 Budget forms should be completed in a manner that clearly identifies and aligns proposed expenses to improvement activities.
  • The online application may only be submitted/certified by the chief school officer of the applicant LEA.  The designated superintendent of an LEA is the only administrator with the submit/certify rights necessary to successfully submit and certify a completed application for NYSED review.
  • LEAs are required to send signed originals and two hard copies of the FS-10 Budget Form to:  

                    Office of ESSA-Funded Programs - Room 320 EB 
                    Attn: 2018-19 School Improvement Grant (1003) 
                    New York State Education Department
                    89 Washington Avenue
                    Albany, NY 12234

  • LEAs are not required to send hard copies of general application materials to the Department.  

Project Period

January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Application Deadline

April 30, 2019

Completed applications are due by April 30, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  LEAs are encouraged to submit as soon as possible to expedite the review and approval process of SIG planning funds.


For additional information or assistance, please contact: conappta@nysed.gov

Last Updated: April 23, 2019