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McKinney-Vento (MKV) Homeless Assistance Grant

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The McKinney-Vento (MKV) Grant Program is a federally funded program authorized by Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Section 726, and was reauthorized on Dec. 10, 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made effective on Oct. 1, 2016. Each year OSSE’s Homeless Education Program holds a competition for eligible local education agencies (LEAs) serving students experiencing homelessness in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 within the District of Columbia.

The intent of the MKV competitive grant is to provide supplemental funding to help:

  1. Facilitate the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth; and
  2. Ensure homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to all other students.

OSSE’s Homeless Education Program will issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for the FY 2021 MKV Homeless Assistance Grant Program competition in the spring/summer of 2020.

For questions, please reference the FY2020 RFA or contact Danielle Rollins at [email protected].

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