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.
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, 2022-2025 Grantees
August 17, 2022: State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded more than $7 million in grants authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. NYSED awarded grants to 27 school districts, five Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)-led consortiums, three district-led consortiums, and one charter school consortium. Funds will promote school success for more than 116,500 students in temporary housing in more than 70 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state. Read the NYSED Press Release with the list of McKinney-Vento 2022-2025 Grantees here.
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.