Title IX, Part A - Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Title IX, Part A - Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Published: 4/16/2023 1:54 PM

​​​​Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in December 2015. This federal legislation has supported homeless youth for the past thirty years by promoting educational success for students who are experiencing homelessness.

​Subtitle VII-B McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

McKinney-Vento funds may be used for college applications, tests and exams, clothing, 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 (access to academic and extra-curricular), 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.

To locate the homeless coordinator for a district visit KDE's Open House or reference the Homeless Coordinator by District document. Homeless student count data is located on the Homeless Children and Youth Data Collection and Reporting webpage.

Reference the Homeless Liaison Toolkit from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) which includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources.

Key Organizations

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)

SERVE Center​ at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Eligibility Determination Resources

Homeless Liaison Toolkit

NCHE Eligibility Flowchart

Unaccompanied Youth Eligibility Flowchart​​

Determining Eligibility for McKinney Vento Rights and Services

Confirming Eligibility for McKinney Vento Rights and Services

KDE Newsletters

​​​Homeless Children and Youth Newsletter - February 2023​​

Homeless Children and Youth Newsletter - April 2023​


Zach Stumbo
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of School and Program Improvement
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1473 Ext. 4020
Fax (502) 564-8149


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