Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program Year 1 of 3

Division: Student Services
Office: Student Achievement and Accountability

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Purpose: It is the intent of Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Act for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth program to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to a free, appropriate public education, and to be able to enroll in, and attend school. The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento grant program funds are to provide support services for homeless children and youth designed to assure their school success. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a three-year grant program which focuses on the provision of instructional services that are supplemental to the regular school program and on referral services to appropriate community-based organizations with the goal of enabling all homeless children and youth to meet challenging state content and student performance standards. The purpose of this grant program is to assist partnerships of educational agencies and community-based organizations in New Jersey in providing educational programs and services for homeless children and youth residing in the partnership’s project area. Based on the availability of federal resources, this three-year grant program will begin September 1, 2009 and end on August 31, 2012. The initial award year will be September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.

Eligible Agencies: New Jersey local education agencies (LEAs).

Approximate Number of Awards: 6 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $1,500,000 Application Due Date: 6/4/2009