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Grant funding is available to local education agencies (LEAs), which include school districts, charter schools, and BOCES, through a competitive application process administered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Applications for the McKinney-Vento Competitive Grant are available every 3 years. LEA's who successfully secure a 3-year grant may use funds to provide programs and activities that support the school success of students experiencing homelessness.

Watch the 2022-2025 McKinney-Vento Grant Program Informational Webinar

The McKinney-Vento Competitive Grant webinar is available every three years through a competitive application process administered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  Watch this comprehensive explanation of how to complete an application for this grant.

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Watch the 2019-2022 McKinney-Vento Grant Closeout Meeting

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SIRS Data on Student Homelessness – 3 Year Summary

This spreadsheet contains data on the number of students who experienced homelessness at any point in the school years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. The data were collected by the New York State Education Department in the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) and reflect students enrolled in New York State School Districts and New York State Charter Schools.

Welcome, Grantees

We are currently in the third year of the 2019-2022 McKinney-Vento Grant Cycle. Our cohort includes 54 Baseline Grantees, 12 of whom also receive Enhanced Grants for Trauma-Sensitive Schools. The 54 Grantees represent school districts across the state, serving 157 individual LEAs. McKinney-Vento grant programs provide high-quality supports and activities ranging in demographics, from rural districts serving just over 100 students in temporary housing, to large urban centers serving thousands of students in temporary housing. 

Previous McKinney-Vento Grantees can be found below. 

If you have questions about the current grant cycle and/or cohort, please contact Melanie Faby at NYSED.

For general information about the McKinney-Vento Grant program, visit the Resource Library and then the “McKinney-Vento Grant” page.