October 18, 2021

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West Virginia eligible for 2nd round of American Rescue Approach funding, guidance students enduring homelessness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WHSV) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that apps open Tuesday for the next round of funding from the $800 million incorporated in the American Rescue Approach to support educational institutions discover and aid pupils dealing with homelessness.

In April, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia obtained $1,246,924 in the to start with round of funding. West Virginia is qualified to acquire an additional $3,743,199 in this 2nd spherical of funding, in accordance to Tuesday’s release.

“Every baby warrants to have a warm place to rest and a roof in excess of their head each night. But for 1.5 million kids throughout America and around 10,000 small children in West Virginia, that is not the situation. The COVID-19 pandemic built this heartbreaking and dire concern much even worse for quite a few of our family members and small children in will need. Given that the pandemic saved most college students at residence, faculties have struggled to keep track of pupils dealing with homelessness,” said Senator Manchin.

“This second round of funding – element of the $800 million I correctly fought to consist of in the American Rescue Prepare – will assist faculties discover learners going through homelessness and supply help for these vulnerable learners,” the senator extra. “West Virginia can get started making use of for the next spherical of funding currently in get to get the cash specifically to college districts in advance of the new faculty year so learners going through homelessness can get the help they require.”

In the United States, in excess of 1.5 million little ones and youth are at the moment encountering homelessness, according to the press release. In West Virginia on your own there are in excess of 10,000 youngsters and youth now experiencing homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded this issue with substantial unemployment, unstable living disorders, and position insecurity, resulting in bigger charges of homelessness in youngsters, youth and families.

The release notes Senator Manchin’s attempts to protected $800 million in the American Rescue Prepare for learners experiencing homelessness:

  • April 23, 2021: Senator Manchin participated in a roundtable with Department of Training Secretary Cardona, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and college students from about the nation, which includes a student from West Virginia, to go over the students’ have experiences with homelessness. Senator Manchin also declared that West Virginia will receive $1,246,924 in the 1st spherical of funding.
  • April 13, 2021: Senator Manchin led 5 bipartisan Senators in urging U.S. Section of Instruction Secretary Miguel Cardona to put into action the $800 million fund integrated in the American Rescue Approach to help little ones and youth suffering from homelessness and to assistance educational facilities identify and aid pupils encountering homelessness because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March 6, 2021: The Senate unanimously passed Senator Manchin’s bipartisan modification to involve $800 million in the American Rescue Program to assistance students now experiencing homelessness.
  • February 9, 2021: Senator Manchin introduced the bipartisan Emergency Spouse and children Stabilization Act to develop a new unexpected emergency funding stream to provide adaptable funding for neighborhood-based businesses doing work to meet the exclusive and demanding desires of small children, youth, and family members experiencing homelessness.

A timeline of Senator Manchin’s endeavours to address youngsters and youth homelessness can be identified below.

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