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Homeless Education Program: Data & Reporting

Students Experiencing Homelessness – Enrollment
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is federally required to annually post the number of enrolled children and youth identified as homeless in public schools in the District of Columbia.

The data below reflect the number of students who experienced homelessness during specified school years. Students are included in these reports if, at any point during those school years, they were determined to be homeless and enrolled in school. Children and youth who were not enrolled in school are not included in this report.

Accordingly, the District of Columbia homeless student count by school year is the latest verified and certified statewide homeless student enrollment totals.

LEA Briefing Memo - Increase in the Number of Students Identified as Homeless.pdf (Oct. 19, 2016)

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant
OSSE administered $259,125.44 in fiscal year 2022 (FY22) funding to nine grantees.

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief – Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-Homeless) Grant Program
ARP-Homeless recovery funding is authorized by the US Department of Education (USED) under section 2001(b)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). These grants are awarded to local education agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) between FY21-24. OSSE currently administers $474,484.50 in ARP-Homeless I funding to nine LEA grantees, $1,423,990.50 in ARP-Homeless II funding to 37 LEA grantees, and $274,633.50 in ARP-Homeless II funding to four CBOs.

LEA ARP-Homeless Funding Allocations

American Rescue Plan Act – District of Columbia Homeless Children and Youth State Plan (approved by USED on Dec. 17, 2021) can be found here.

Additional Information
For additional information about the homeless education program, please select the links below.


Return to the Homeless Education Program’s main webpage.

Contact Us
For questions or additional information, please email [email protected].

The Homeless Education Program is administered by OSSE’s Office of Special Populations and Programs within the Division of Systems and Supports, K-12.

[Date Posted: May 10, 2023]