Published On: March 6, 20210.8 min read150 words

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Senate Passes COVID bill with $800 Million for Homeless Children and Youth.

Today, the Senate passed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, sending the $1.9 trillion package back to the House for final adoption.

Senators approved by voice vote a bipartisan amendment offered by US Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to provide $800 million in dedicated funding to support the identification, enrollment, and school participation of children and youth experiencing homelessness, including through wrap-around services.  Senators Portman (R-OH), Sullivan (R-AK), Sinema (D-AZ), and Collins (R-ME) are co-sponsors of the amendment.

National Network for Youth is deeply grateful to these Senators for their leadership and commitment to ensuring that children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to the education and services they need to realize their full potential, avoid homelessness as adults, and recover from the trauma of homelessness.

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