|Purpose:||The purpose of these federal funds is to provide assistance to districts to cover the costs associated with educating students displaced* to Massachusetts during the 2017-2018 school year by the Hurricanes in August-September 2017 (Harvey, Irma, or Maria) or by the 2017 California wildfires (covered disaster or emergency).|
|Priorities:||To support the 2017-2018 educational costs and related needs of students displaced by a covered disaster and enrolled in a Massachusetts public or non-public school.|
|Eligibility:||Any Massachusetts public school district that has enrolled at least one student displaced by a covered disaster or emergency during the 2017-2018 school year, or that has a local non-public school that enrolled at least one student displaced by a covered disaster (see purpose section for the covered disasters).|
|Funding Type:||Federal - CFDA # 84.938|
||Total funding amounts will be determined by the United States Department of Education (USED). Funding will be determined by the USED based on the number of students displaced by a covered disaster or emergency and enrolled in Massachusetts public and non-public schools. Estimated per pupil amounts are as follows:|
$10,000 for displaced students with disabilities
$9,000 for displaced students who are English learners
$8,500 for all other displaced students
Period of Funding Availability under the Emergency Impact Aid program: Districts must obligate funds received under this program by December 31, 2018 for expenses incurred during the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.
|Fund Use:||Funds are to assist districts and non-public schools with covering the 2017-2018 school year costs associated with educating students displaced by a covered disaster or emergency.|
||Upon approval – December 31, 2018*|
*See Funding section above for more details.
|Program Unit:||Office of Student and Family Support|
|Date Due:||Tuesday, May 15, 2018|
Applications should be received by the Department no later than 5:00 PM on the date due, however will be accepted through Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
Application and Assurances
||Students Attending Non-Public Schools: Districts are required to identify eligible students who are attending non-public schools located within their boundaries. Districts must use the Non-Public School Certification and Parent Application forms. These forms must be kept in the district for audit purposes.|
Certification by Non-Public Schools for 2018 Temporary Emergency Impact Aid
Parent or Guardian Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Application
Updated Data Submission: By June 15, 2018 districts will be required to submit updated/final student counts for final reporting to USED and for the purposes of the state's reimbursement program. More details will be provided prior to the data submission due date.
||Email one (1) complete set of all required documents to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (at the latest May 18, 2018). Include a signed, scanned PDF of each form that requires a signature. email@example.com|
Upon Award: Once DESE has been notified by USED of funding amounts, recipients will be notified. Recipients will then be required to enter an approved budget, Part I in EdGrants. Recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.