McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant
A = Assistance
Who is homeless according to the McKinney-Vento Act?
- Families doubled-up with friends or families. This includes families in which the children and parent(s) are staying in different places.
- Families or individuals staying in parks or camping areas because they have no permanent housing.
- Children or youth placed in foster homes due to lack of permanent housing or abandonment by caretakers.
- Families staying in motels or other places temporarily because they have no permanent housing.
- Families staying away from home because returning to their home would mean returning to an "unsafe" environment or a situation involving domestic violence.
- Families who have lost their home due to disasters, lack of financial resources, etc.
- Families residing in sub-standard housing or structures which are in great need of repair and are considered unsafe for children.
Available Services for Homeless Children:
- In-school tutoring
- School supplies
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Supervised studies
- Computer-assisted activities/family connection center
- Parenting skills/family literacy
- Health/counseling services (through collaboration with educational and community agencies)
Focus for Education of Homeless Children:
Increase academic performance
Build self esteem
Provide support services as needed
Facilitate enrollment and attendance