The federal Office of Refugee and Resettlement awarded Indiana additional funding for LEAs who are welcoming students from Afghanistan. Recently evacuated Afghan students are part of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) and the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) programs and may be identified as refugees, Afghan evacuees, or humanitarian parolees. They may have arrived through traditional refugee and resettlement pathways, or have come to Indiana on a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV).
IDOE is collecting data from LEAs who have enrolled students from Afghanistan in the 2021-2022 academic year to determine funding allocations. Only LEAs who have enrolled Afghan students should complete this JotForm to submit their data. Reporting of refugee student information is due Friday, April 15. Contact Erica Sponberg with any questions.