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Educating Homeless Children and Youth

KSDE is committed to helping districts serve students who are in homeless situations. Guidance is provided to districts, families, and communities who are in need of information regarding students who may be in homeless situations.

Community Collaborations

Community Collaborations are offered via zoom on March 29 and May 3, 2023

Reminders for collaborations and zoom links will be sent via the McKinney Vento list serv.

McKinney Vento Office Hours

No office hours are scheduled for Spring Break week in March. The next office hour is April 19, 2023.

Reminders for office hours and zoom links will be sent via the McKinney Vento list serv.

McKinney Vento Listerv

The McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv is used to send out information, updates, conference dates and professional development opportunities to LEA's.

To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv
Body of message: Please add (first and last name) to the McKinney Vento (Homeless) listserv for USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address: mtabasko@ksde.org

You should receive an e mail from the listserv within 10 business days.

American Rescue Plan - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law. ARP-HCY funds are to be used to identify homeless children and youth, to provide homeless children and youth with wrap-around services to address the challenges of COVID-19, and to enable homeless children and youth to attend school and fully participate in school activities.

ARP-HCY I funds have been distributed to McKinney Vento subgrant recipients.

ARP-HCY II subgrants have been distributed to all Kansas school districts, either to the individual school district, or to a consortium with multiple districts. Consortia subgrantees include:

  • East – Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (Greenbush
  • West – Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
  • South Central – Orion and Essdack Education Service Centers (Essdack serves as fiscal agent)
  • North Central – Smoky Hill Education Service Center

Handbook for Local Liaisons and Grant Managers (PDF)

Allowable Uses of Funds - American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) (PDF)

ARP-HCY-II Allocations (PDF)


Youth Poster   English (PDF)      Spanish (PDF)
Parent Poster   English (PDF)      Spanish (PDF)

McKinney-Vento Mortgage Poster (PDF)
McKinney-Vento FAFSA Poster (PDF)

Educating Homeless Children/Youth
Maureen Tabasko

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