Homeless Education Grants
The federal McKinney-Vento Act Grant is a competitive grant available to school districts that serve students experiencing homelessness. Funds are used to provide services and activities to improve the identification of homeless children and youths (including preschool-aged homeless children) and enable such children and youths to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school, including, if appropriate, in preschool programs.
The state Homeless Student Stability education Program (HSSeP) Grant is an additional competitive grant opportunity available to increase districts’ capacity to identify and support student experiencing homelessness; prioritizing districts that reflect geographic diversity within the state. Funds are complementary to McKinney-Vento Act dollars with greater weight given to districts that demonstrate a commitment to:
- Partnering with local housing and community-based organizations
- Serving the needs of unaccompanied youth
- And, implementing evidence-informed strategies to address the opportunity gap and other systemic inequities that negatively impact students experiencing homelessness and students of color.
Districts may access both federal and state funding to support students experiencing homelessness, however HSSeP funding must be supplemental in nature, and not supplant Title I or McKinney Vento funding allocated for the same purpose.
2019-22 Competitive Grant Sites
Grants to districts are available on a competitive basis, based on need as well as quality of proposal (per federal rules).
The following school districts are recipients of a three-year grant (2019-2022):
Central Valley (consortium)
Leslie Camden Goold
East Valley (Yakima)
Noemi (Amy) Butcher
Mount Baker (consortium)
360-428-6216 ext. 44000
Vivian Rogers Decker
Suzanne M. Stanton
The following school districts are recipients of a two-year grant (2020-2022):
360-283-4312 ext 4203