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

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.

Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.

States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Contact Information

Erica Glenn
McKinney- Vento Grants Program Consultant
​Phone: 404-295-4705

Whittney Mitchell
McKinney- Vento Grants Program Consultant
Phone: 404-656-4148

Eric McGhee
Grants Program Manager
Phone: 404-651-7555
Fax: 404-344-4526