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Education for Homeless Children and Youth

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The purpose of the program is to (1) facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth; and (2) ensure homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education as provided to all other students. Services provided can not replace the regular academic program and must be designed to expand upon or improve services that are part of the school's regular academic program.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local educational agencies include school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools.
Other Eligibility Considerations Consortium of LEAs
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) 0-21


Legal Authority McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5630 / 8290
Total Available $12,312,000
Recipient Amount Maximum $250,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Number of identified homeless children & youth on 2008-09 ConApp, Part I. / max funding amount: 500 - 1,500 / $75,000 1,501 - 2,500 / $125,000 2,501 - 5,000 / $175,000 Over 5,000 / $250,000

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 1, 2008
Due Date March 20, 2009
Expected Notification Date May 27, 2009

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Resources for Homeless Children and Youths []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other The project period will be from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires local educational agencies to: (1) Appoint a “liaison” for homeless children. Some of the liaison's duties include ensuring access to education and support services, identifying students for services, and disseminating rights. (2) Keep homeless children in the same school of origin through the duration of their homelessness, at the request of the parent. (3) Provide transportation to ensure that homeless children can continue their education at the school of origin, at the request of the parent. (4) Enroll immediately, even if the homeless child does not have the proper enrollment papers.


Program Leanne Wheeler, 916-319-0383,
Fiscal Pat Boncella, 916-319-0384,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0883 (phone), 916-322-5092 (fax)
Last Modified: July 14, 2011

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