McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Subtitle VII-B

Published: 9/11/2017 8:40 AM

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act and Title I Part A.  This federal legislation has supported homeless youth for the past thirty years by promoting educational success for students who are experiencing homelessness.

​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.

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 districts)
Statewide ​Homeless Student Count (student counted one time in the state, regardless of movement from district to district)
    • 2016-2017     26,752
    • 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)

​​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)

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