New Jersey Department of Education

McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program-Year 3 of 3

Division: Educational Services
Office: Supplemental Educational Programs

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The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's (McKinney-Vento) Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program and Title I, Part A, provide homeless students with protections and services to ensure they can enroll in and attend school, complete their high school education, and continue to higher education which is their best hope of avoiding poverty and homelessness as adults. Of the over 1.5 million children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States, more than 12,700 children and youth were identified in the State of New Jersey during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each regional partnership project will: 1) provide leadership and technical assistance in this area to the schools within the region; and 2) coordinate and provide (when possible) supplemental academic programs and support services to homeless children and youth attending schools within the region. For each regional project it is expected that, to the extent possible, all identified homeless children and youth within the region will be served.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a three-year grant program. This continuation grant program is open to the five regional grantees selected through a competitive process in Year one.

Bergen County Special Services School District (serving Region I);

Essex County Educational Services Commission (serving Region II);

Gloucester County Special Services School District (serving Region III);

Monmouth-Ocean Regional Educational Services Commission (serving Region IV); and

Woodstown-Pilesgrove School District (serving Region V).

Based on the availability of FY23 federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds, this third year of this three year grant program will begin July 1, 2022 and will end on June 30, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: Grantees selected in Year 1 of the competitive process

Approximate Number of Awards: 5  Grant Program Type:  Continuation

Total Amt. Available: $1,802,997        Application Due Date:  8/18/2022

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