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Homeless Education Grants

Contact Information

Melinda Dyer
McKinney-Vento Program Supervisor Lead
Training | Data collection 

Vivian Rogers Decker
Homeless Student Stability Education Program Supervisor

The federal McKinney-Vento Act Grant is a competitive grant available to school districts that serve students experiencing homelessness. Funds are used to provide services and activities to improve the identification of homeless children and youths (including preschool-aged homeless children) and enable such children and youths to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school, including, if appropriate, in preschool programs.

The state Homeless Student Stability education Program (HSSeP) Grant is an additional competitive grant opportunity available to increase districts’ capacity to identify and support student experiencing homelessness; prioritizing districts that reflect geographic diversity within the state. Funds are complementary to McKinney-Vento Act dollars with greater weight given to districts that demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Partnering with local housing and community-based organizations
  • Serving the needs of unaccompanied youth
  • And, implementing evidence-informed strategies to address the opportunity gap and other systemic inequities that negatively impact students experiencing homelessness and students of color.

Districts may access both federal and state funding to support students experiencing homelessness, however HSSeP funding must be supplemental in nature, and not supplant Title I or McKinney Vento funding allocated for the same purpose.

2022-25 Competitive Grant Sites

Grants to districts are available on a competitive basis, based on need as well as quality of proposal (per federal rules).

The following school districts are recipients of a three-year grant (2022-2025):

Central Valley (consortium)

Leslie Camden Goold
509-954-1428

Centralia

Tina Christenson
360-827-6430

Clover Park

Jesus Villegas
253-583-5156

Conway

Crystal Kombol
360-445-5785

Coupeville

Arianna Bumgarner
262-528-3774

Evergreen (Clark)

Michelle Gascon
360-604-4174

Highline

Antonio Lewis
206-631-3256

Hoquiam

Noemi (Amy) Butcher
360-538-8295

Kelso

Nancy Baldwin
360-501-1993

Marysville

Deanna Bashour
360-965-0049

Mount Adams

Cesar Hernandez
509-848-5732

Mount Baker (consortium)

Ian Linterman
360-383-2012

Mount Vernon

Tina Vinnick
360-428-6216 ext. 44000

North Mason

Jennifer Johnen
360-277-2241

North Thurston

Brenda McAferty
360-561-2095

 

Ocean Beach

Elly Rosaire
360-214-0000

Okanogan

Julia O'Connor
509-826-7612

Olympia

Leslie Gowell
360-596-6313

Seattle

Jeanea Proctor-Mills
206-743-3548

Shelton

Darren Marshell
360-463-2823

South Whidbey

Mary Michell
360-221-6808 ext. 4320

Spokane

Sarah Miller
509-354-7305

Sumner

Marilee Hill-Anderson
253-891-6000

Tacoma

Christiane Paget
253-571-1283

Vancouver

Melissa Newhouse
360-313-1483

Wahluke

Lluviana Mendoza
509-932-4565

Wenatchee

Cristina Torres
509-663-8161 ext. 33330

Woodland

Jake Hall
360-841-2725

Yelm

Shannon Powell
360-458-6124

The following school districts are recipients of a two-year grant (2022-2024):

Bellingham

Isabel Meaker
360-676-2790

Bethel

Danielle Stanford
253-800-2253

Clover Park

Jesus Villegas
253-583-5156

Coupeville

Arianna Bumgarner
262-528-3774

Everett

Amy Perusse
425-385-4032

Evergreen (Clark)

Michelle Gascon
360-604-4174

Highline

Antonio Lewis
206-631-3256

Kelso

Don Iverson
360-501-1905

Marysville

Deanna Bashour
360-965-0049

Mount Adams

Cesar Hernandez
509-848-5732

North Thurston

Leslie Van Leishout
360-412-4484

Sequim

Merrin Packer
360-582-3260 ext 251

South Whidbey

Mary Michell
360-221-6808 ext 4320

Spokane

Sarah Miller
509-354-7305

Tacoma

Christiane Paget
253-571-1283

Wenatchee

Cristina Torres
509-663-8161 x33330

Woodland

Jake Hall
360-841-2716