Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern Time
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters, as part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts.
In support of the release of this guidance, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), in collaboration with the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, will host a webinar to discuss this new guidance.
After registering you will receive an email that confirms your registration and provides login information.
The guidance that will be the subject of the webinar discusses waivers and other forms of relief from Federal requirements in order to provide schools, State educational agencies (SEAs), State lead agencies (LAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), local early intervention service (EIS) programs and providers, State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools, Tribes, and postsecondary institutions with the operational flexibility necessary to continue operations as they recover from extended school or program closures due to a disaster. The guidance addresses flexibility on reporting deadlines, timelines for grant-funded activities, and maintenance of fiscal effort or matching requirements, where applicable; proposes potential alternatives and strategies for providing program services after disruption; and suggests methods for ensuring continuity of services and communication with program participants.
In particular, the webinar will focus on a variety of topics specific to the various programs and the types of supports the guidance includes for those impacted by the 2017 natural disasters. At the conclusion of the webinar, responses to participant questions will be provided.
U.S. Department of Education Contact Information:
Guidance for Educational Agencies, Schools, and Grantees including:
- Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
- U.S. Department of Education Hurricane Flexibility and Waiver Guidance Program Points of Contact
- Secretary’s letter to Chief State School Officers regarding recent federally declared disasters