New Jersey Department of Education

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

Division: Student Services
Office: Supplemental Educational Programs 

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Purpose: It is the intent of the federal McKinney-Vento 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 supplemental 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, using federal McKinney-Vento funds, to focus 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. This grant program is open to LEAs who will be selected through a competitive process. Awarded LEAs will provide leadership and services within one of the five regions established within the state. Projects in the five regions will serve to coordinate and provide educational programs and services for homeless children and youth residing in the partnership’s project area.  Based on the availability of federal resources, this first year of the three year grant program will begin July 1, 2020 and will end on June 30, 2021.   

Eligible Agencies: local educational agencies, Special Services School Districts and Regional Educational Services Commissions 

Approximate Number of Awards: 5 

Grant Program Type: Competitive 

Total Amt. Available: $1,800,000 

Application Due Date: 6/2/2020 


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