DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 3
February 8, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth
The McKinney-Vento Act authorizes the State Board of Education to make grants to local education agencies for the purposes of facilitating the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth in school. Enclosed is the 2008-2011 proposal package to be used when school divisions apply for competitive funding under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act). With the increased responsibilities to serve students experiencing homelessness under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, school divisions that have not submitted a proposal in the past may wish to consider this funding opportunity. Programs will be approved for the three-year grant period; however, funds will be allocated on a yearly basis contingent on evaluation and continued funding at the federal level.
It is anticipated that funding for
state coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Questions regarding the grant or the application process should be referred to Dr. Popp, at (757) 221-7776 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Local school divisions that wish to compete for funds should return a completed application proposal following the format outlined in the attached Proposal Packet.
Complete proposals should be submitted electronically by
a. Proposal Packet (Word)