Title X, Part C - Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Published: 4/16/2015 1:04 PM

​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.

For more information on the Kentucky Homeless Education Program, please click the links below.
Frequently Asked Questions (provided by NAEHCY)

​​Important Links

USDE Homeless Non-Regulatory Guidance (July 2004)

Job Corps Policy on Homeless Youth

Kentucky Homeless Education Documents

Key Organizations for Homeless Education

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kentucky Homeless Statistics

Daniel Davison
Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791
Fax (502) 564-8149