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McKinney-Vento (MKV) Homeless Assistance Grant



The 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 (HEP) holds a competition for eligible local education agencies (LEAs) serving students experiencing homelessness in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in 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.

Applications are due Friday, July 24, 2020 by 3 p.m. and must be submitted through the Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS). Applications submitted after 3 p.m. on July 24, 2020, will not be forwarded to the review panel for funding consideration. Any additions or deletions to an application will not be accepted after the deadline—no exceptions can be made. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early to avoid any technical difficulties. OSSE strongly encourages applicants to submit by 1 p.m. to ensure a smooth submission.

Please submit all questions in writing to:

Homeless Education Program
Community Learning and School Support (CLASS)
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Systems and Support, K-12
1050 First St. NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
[email protected]

Please submit all questions by Friday, July 17, 2020 to ensure sufficient time for a response before the competition closes.

Pre-Application Conference

The mandatory pre-application conferences will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Webinar: Monday, July 1, 2020 at 2-4 p.m. Register
  • Webinar: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 1-3 p.m. (make-up date) Register

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