HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the PA Department of Education will release more than $24 million to identify homeless children and youth, provide wraparound services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and make it easier for students to participate in in-person instruction and extracurricular activities at school. The funding is a subset of the federal American Rescue Plan Act Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief program. For the 2019-20 program year, education and community agencies identified 37,930 children and youth experiencing homelessness served by Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program. Students and families experiencing homelessness can access resources on the PA Dept. of Education’s website.

GOV. TOM WOLF