ESEA Title X, Part C: Homeless Education
April 22, 2011 – The 2011-2014 application package for funding under the McKinney-Vento Act of 2001 for programs for homeless children and youth is now available. Grant applications are due June 30, 2011. See Superintendent’s Memo #119-11
The McKinney-Vento Act provides federal funding for VDOE to make grants to school divisions for the development of programs to facilitate the enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth in school. Approved activities include:
- tutoring, supplemental instruction, and enriched educational services
- expedited student evaluations
- professional development for educators and pupil services personnel designed to heighten the understanding and sensitivity to the needs of homeless children and youth
- referral services to medical, dental, mental health and other health services
- transportation costs to allow a homeless student to remain in their orginial school
- developmentally appropriate early childhood programs
- before- and after-school programs, mentoring, summer programs, domestic violence programs, coordinating services, school supplies and parent education.
- Federal Program Monitoring for ESEA
- Project Hope – The College of William and Mary administers the homeless education program for VDOE.
- Program Coordination for Children Receiving Services from Title I, Part A, and/or Services from Title X, Part C (PDF)
- National Coalition for the Homeless