Washington State Education of Homeless Children and Youth
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Education of Homeless Children and Youth:

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Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The Washington State Education of Homeless Children and Youth office at OSPI oversees the federal McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The program provides training, technical assistance, and monitoring, as well as federal funding to support school district programs that serve homeless students. Washington receives approximately $950,000 in funding each year from the U.S. Department of Education in support of this program. This federal funding is the only money specifically designated for serving the educational needs of Washington’s 32,539 homeless students.*

Requirements and Guidance: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
"Homeless" defined, federal requirements, dispute resolution, Washington's role, and more

Data Collection and Reports
Required data from school districts and assistance in data collection

Education of Homeless Children and Youth Liaisons—School District Contact List
Contact information for every school district’s designated Education of Homeless Children and Youth liaison

Posters and Other Materials for School and Community Outreach
Free posters and brochures for distribution in your schools and community

McKinney-Vento Grants
Competitive grants awarded to the school districts with the greatest need

McKinney-Vento Liaison Training
Online training opportunities for school district liaisons and staff.

What's New

ESSA Resources

NAEHCY 2016 Conference
For information

Dear Colleague Letter for Financial Aid for UHY

When Natural Disasters Result in Homelessness: What School Districts Need to Know

Registration for the NCHE webinars
are open and available January-March.

Update your Homeless Liaison contact information for the 2015-16 school year. Our online form makes it quick and easy!

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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