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Hurricane and Disaster Relief Programs

Please note that the U.S. Department of Education has extended the deadline for these applications, and LEA applications are now due to DPI by Friday, May 25th. In addition, LEAs that have already submitted an application and need to make an amendment may do so by submitting a new application by May 25th. For further information, please refer to the email below. For questions with the application, please contact Susan Piazza, Title I assistant director, at or (608) 266-2813. 
Details regarding the extension of application deadlines for LEAs can be found in the link below.


On Friday, April 27, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education notified states of the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid, as appropriated by Congress in February 2018. Applications are available for two of the hurricane and disaster relief programs authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact Aid) program and the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program. The Emergency Impact Aid program will provide assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-public schools that have enrolled students displaced during the 2017-18 school year by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria or the 2017 California wildfires (“a covered disaster or emergency”). The Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program will provide assistance to LEAs to support the needs of homeless students displaced by a covered disaster or emergency. This letter and the enclosed materials provide the information necessary for State educational agencies (SEAs) to apply for funding under these programs, and SEAs will make awards to LEAs under both programs.

USDE Letter to States

Disaster Relief - Hurricane Help, USDE

Public Local Education Agency Information:

Extension of Application Deadline for LEAs Notification

Letter from DPI to Public Schools

Follow this link if you are an LEA to submit an application through Google forms: 

PDF LEA Application for review

Non-Public School Information:

Letter from DPI Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Ombudsman to Non-Public Schools

Non-Public School Certification Form

Non-Public School Application for Parent or Guardian