Student Support, Career & Education Services
Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students and Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth
|To:||Superintendents and Charter School Leaders|
|From:||David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education|
|Date:||January 18, 2006|
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of funding for school districts and non-public schools that are serving - or have served - students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita. Each school district is entitled to receive up to $6,000 for each general education student and $7,500 for each student with disabilities. This financial reimbursement will be delivered on a quarterly basis; though the first payment will account for two quarters.
Local school districts will be responsible for submitting their eligible student counts and the number of eligible students from non-public schools located in their district to the Department. Please do not send the Department any personally identifiable information on students or parents. Attached for your information and to assist you in applying for the funds are the following:
|Emergency Impact Aid Summary|
| ||Federal Register Notice|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
| ||Impact Aid LEA Application Package|
|Non-Public School Certification|
Local school districts have until January 26, 2006, to apply to the Massachusetts Department of Education for the benefit. The Department will then apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education.
Due to the short turnaround time, signed LEA applications can be faxed to Peter D. Cirioni at (781) 338-6332 and followed by a hard copy mailed to his attention at the Department. Non-Public School Certification and any Parent Application must be retained at the school district and not submitted to the Department. Any questions may be directed to Mr. Cirioni via email email@example.com or at (781) 338-6294.