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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program

Program Purpose

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.

Link for additional information regarding Homelessness:


  • Homeless awareness activities
  • Testing fees
  • Evaluations
  • Before/After school programs
  • Homework assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Enrichment activities
  • Supplies for special projects
    (i.e.: art, home economics, science)
  • Transportation costs
  • Referrals for medical, dental, mental and other health services
  • Early childhood programs for homeless preschool age children
  • Services to attract, engage and retain homeless children in school
  • Services to enable students to enroll in and succeed in school
  • Fees and costs associated with tracking and obtaining records
  • Violence prevention counseling
  • Domestic violence counseling
  • Parent education for parents of homeless students
  • School supplies
  • Clothing and hygiene products
  • Salaries for homeless liaisons