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McKinney-Vento Grant Program

Grant funding is available to LEAs (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. Allowable activities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • The provision of tutoring, supplemental instruction, and enriched educational services, as well as transportation to and from such services;

  • Before-school and after-school activities, mentoring, and summer programs with a teacher or other qualified individual, as well as transportation related to these programs and services;

  • Provision of student support services, including mental health counseling and violence prevention counseling, as well as transportation related to these services;

  • Partnerships with local organizations to provide physical and mental health services, enrichment activities, or other “whole child” supports, as well as transportation related to these services;

  • Supplemental food programs such as after-school snacks or weekend food programs;

  • Provision of developmentally appropriate early childhood education programs not otherwise provided;

  • Provision of education and training to parents of students in temporary housing about educational rights and resources that are available;

  • Adaptation of space, purchase of supplies for non-school facilities (e.g., stimulating and age-appropriate play/study spaces within shelters or “calming corners” in classrooms); and

  • Professional development and training on McKinney-Vento statutes, trauma-sensitivity, or another related topic for educators, school/district personnel, and/or community partners.

Visit the "Current Grantees" page for more information about the current grant cycle.

For more information about McKinney-Vento grants generally, please contact the Homeless Education Program at the State Education Department at (518) 473-0295. 

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2007-2010 NYS McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients

This spreadsheet details the school districts and BOCES awarded McKinney-Vento grants for the 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10 school years. The spreadsheet includes the annual awards (i.e. the amount a school district or BOCES received in each of the three years) and the districts to be served by each grant.

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2011 NYS McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients

This spreadsheet details the school districts and BOCES awarded McKinney-Vento grants for January 1-June 30,2011, and the districts to be served by each grant.

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2011-13 NYS McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients

This spreadsheet details the school districts and BOCES awarded McKinney-Vento grants for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. The spreadsheet includes the annual awards (i.e. the amount a school district or BOCES received in each of the two years) and the districts to be served by each grant.

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2013-16 NYS McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients

This spreadsheet details the school districts and BOCES awarded grants for the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school years. The spreadsheet includes the annual awards (i.e. the amount a school district or BOCES received in each of the three years) and the districts to be served by each grant.

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2016-19 NYS McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients

This spreadsheet lists the school districts and BOCES awarded grants for the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 school years. The spreadsheet includes the annual awards (i.e. the amount a school district or BOCES received in each of the three years) and the districts to be served by each grant.

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2018 McKinney-Vento Baseline Grantee Meeting - Materials and Resources

Read more about the various presentations and resources from our April 12, 2018 Baseline Grantee Meeting.

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Research & Reports

CSPR Data Report

This report sheet is for CSPR Data.

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Educating Homeless Children and Youth: Conducting Needs Assessments and Evaluating Services A Guide for SEAs, LEAs, and Local Schools

It is strongly recommended that applicants for the McKinney-Vento Grant conduct a needs assessment before crafting their potential programming. This NCHE publication provides a three-tiered approach to conducting comprehensive needs assessments and program evaluations to strengthen homeless education programs. It includes a comprehensive set of tools that will be useful in assisting LEAs in collecting the data needed to inform program decisions at the local level.

About the Source

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the Department’s technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. In this role, NCHE works with schools, service providers, parents, and other interested stakeholders to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school.

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McKinney-Vento Data Standards and Indicators (2006 Revisions)

This resource from the National Center for Homeless Education provides an updated version of the original five Standards and Indicators for Quality McKinney-Vento Programs developed in 2000. Reflecting provisions in the reauthorized McKinney-Vento Act and five years of effective practice, the revision includes 10 standards and proposed indicators that are comprehensive and quantifiable. Also included is a guide for developing program benchmarks.

About the Source

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the Department’s technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. In this role, NCHE works with schools, service providers, parents, and other interested stakeholders to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school.

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McKinney-Vento Grant Closeout (2019-2022) PDF

This resource provides some additional information for McKinney-Vento Grantees (2019-2022).

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SIRS Data on Student Homelessness - 3 Year Summary (2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18)

This spreadsheet contains data on the number of students who experienced homelessness at any point in the school years 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18. 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.

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SIRS Data on Student Homelessness - 3 Year Summary (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21)

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.