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Request for Applications

Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Leanne Wheeler, e-mail:, tel. 916-319-0383

Downloading Questions: Pat Boncella, e-mail:, tel: 916-319-0384

Document Description

Cover Letter (DOC; Posted 6-Sep-2011)

Cover letter for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program 2012-15 Request for Applications.
Letter of Intent (DOC; Posted 6-Sep-2011) Letter of Intent is required if the local educational agency (LEA) intends to submit an application. Letter of intent is due on November 1, 2011
Request for Application and Instructions
(DOC; Posted 6-Sep-2011)
Instructions and forms for completing the Homeless Children and Youth Program request for applications (RFAs). Application is due on March 1, 2012.
Federal Law External link opens in new window or tab. Provisions of the federal Mckinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.
Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance External link opens in new window or tab.

Federal Homeless Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance Web page for non-regulatory guidance for the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.

RFA Technical Assistance Presentation
(Coming Soon)
A PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation on the various components of the application.


Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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