Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters

Guides U.S. Department of Education grantees and program participants restore teaching and learning environments and resume services following Federally declared disasters (including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) that impact the 2017–2018 academic school year. This document generally 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.

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