Program Description: The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act is to ensure that homeless children and youth:
- Enroll in, attend, and succeed in school, and.
- Have access to educational and other services needed to help them meet State academic and achievement standards.
- To ensure that State and school districts remove all barriers to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Allocations (PDF posted July, 28th 2009)
Latest Guidance - McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance - April 10th, 2009
Funding: The Kansas State Department of Education awarded $460,431 additional dollars to school districts to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth.
Application Process: The Department allocated these funds through a formula based on the homeless child count from each district.
Timeline: Grants were awarded to schools. Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2011.
A State receiving McKinney-Vento ARRA funds is required to submit to the Department quarterly reports containing the information required under section 1512(c) of the ARRA. OMB issued government-wide guidance on the ARRA reporting requirements and procedures for the quarterly reports.
Because there are separate reporting requirements with respect to McKinney-Vento ARRA funds, the uses of these funds must be accounted for separately from an SEA’s or LEA’s regular McKinney-Vento funds. The Department has assigned a new Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA No. 84.387A) to the McKinney-Vento ARRA funds in order to facilitate separate accounting for the funds.
Tate Toedman, Coordinator
Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY)
Title Programs and Services Team
Kansas State Department of Education