The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The program is now referred to as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001. It is intended to ensure that homelessness does not cause children to be left behind in school.
McKinney-Vento funds may be used for tutoring, supplemental services, enrichment services, evaluation of strengths and needs of homeless children, professional development, provision of referral services for medical, dental, mental, and other health services, transportation cost, programs to retain homeless children in public schools, mentoring, homework assistance, and costs for obtaining records, education and training to parents about rights and resources.
Requirements regarding homeless students apply to all districts, regardless of whether the district receives a McKinney-Vento Homeless grant.
2016-17 Guidance from U.S. Department of Education
Education of Homeless Children and Youths Public Notice, July 27, 2016
Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths Fact Sheet
Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Non-Regulatory Guidance, updated March 2017
Count by District and Grade
(student counted once per district; student could be counted in multiple
Statewide Homeless Student Count (student counted one time in the state, regardless of movement from district to district)
- 2015-2016 27,657
- 2014-2015 27,844
- 2013-2014 27,232
The maps below are created based on count by district (students counted once per district; student could be counted in multiple districts)