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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

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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:

View HTML pageEmergency Impact Aid Summary
View HTML page  Download PDF DocumentFederal Register Notice
Download MS WORD DocumentFrequently Asked Questions
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD DocumentImpact Aid LEA Application Package
Download MS WORD DocumentNon-Public School Certification
Download MS WORD DocumentParent Application

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 pcirioni@doe.mass.edu or at (781) 338-6294.

Last Updated: January 18, 2006

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