McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program
To address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children. Homeless children and youth should have access to the same challenging student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
Public Law 100 - 77
Amount of Funding
$719,404 Local Education Agency Subgrants
$7,619 State Education Agency Administration Reserve
Districts are eligible for the grant if they can demonstrate a high need for assistance with enrolling and maintaining the attendance of students who are homeless.
Applications for funding require specific information about the district's need for assistance such as the number of identified homeless students in the district and barriers to enrolling and maintaining attendance. The districts that receive funding are required to provide end of year data on numbers of children identified and served as well as types of services provided. It is the responsibility of the State Coordinator to compare the applications with the end of year data to determine progress. The State Coordinator also conducts monitoring throughout the school year.
Documented Evidence of Results
The McKinney-Vento subgrant provides local education agencies with additional funds to perform the responsibilities that NCLB requires of all districts such as identifying a Homeless Liaison. With extra financial support, districts are able to devote more time to identifying, enrolling, and maintaining the attendance of homeless children and youth. This results in homeless children being provided the same educational opportunities as other students.
Canute Homeless Liaison
PO BOX 490
Canute, OK 73626