Homeless McKinney-Vento

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education available to other children; and to help them graduate ready for careers, college, and community.

About Our McKinney-Vento Program:

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education forKid in Camo Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program and Title I Part A provide students experiencing homelessness with protections and services to ensure they can enroll in and attend school, complete their high school education, and continue on to higher education – their best hope of avoiding poverty and homelessness as adults. The “Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015,” (ESSA), strengthens and improves these programs and the education of over 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness, from early childhood through high school graduation.

Who Qualifies for the McKinney-Vento Program:

The law defines a homeless student or youth as any of the following:

  • A child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence
  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can't afford a home
  • Staying in a hotel or motel
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • Abandoned in a hospital; or living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter

Grant Reporting

McKinney-Vento programs require External LinkGrant Reporting for transparency.


PDF DocumentGas Card Accountability
External LinkFAFSA Verification Template
External LinkKnow Your Rights
External LinkMcKinney-Vento FAQs
External LinkNational Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
External LinkNational Center for Homeless Education
External LinkNational Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
External LinkSchool House Connections

More Information

Visit the External LinkDepartment of Education for more information regarding the McKinney-Vento program.

Contact a Local Liaison

View the contact information for Google SheetDesignated Liaisons from the districts covered by our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant.