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

Published: 1/19/2018 1:41 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.

Guidance from U.S. Department of Education



Count by district and grade (student counted once per district; student could be counted in multiple districts).
The maps are created based on the count by district.
Statewide Homeless Student Count
Student counted one time in the state, regardless of movement from district to district.
  • School Year: 2016-17     Student Count: 26,752
  • School Year: 2015-16     Student Count: 27,657
  • School Year: 2014-15     Student Count: 27,844

​​Important Links
To locate the homeless coordinator for a district visit KDE's Open House
McKinney-Vento Grant Recipients
  •   Ashland Independent
  •   Campbell County
  •   Eminence Independent
  •   Erlanger-Elsmere Independent
  •   Fayette County
  •   Greenup County
  •   Henderson County
  •   Jefferson County
  •   Jessamine County
  •   Knott County
  •   Newport Independent
  •   Paducah Independent
  •   Pike County
  •   Whitley County
Key Organizations for Homeless Education 

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) 

SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Tyson Harbin
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791
Fax (502) 564-8149