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2013-2016 McKinney Vento Grant Program
Announcement of Funding Opportunity


  • Application Deadline Extended: SED has revised the homeless enrollment data for school year 2011-12.  Due to this recent data update, the application due date has been extended to March 8, 2013.


Application in PDF PDF icon (263 KB) | Application in Word Word document icon (335 KB)
Application Attachments in PDF PDF icon (57 KB) | Application Attachments in Word Word document icon (112 KB)
Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (218 KB) – REVISED 2/19/13

Purpose of Grant

The purpose of McKinney-Vento funding is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of students in temporary housing.

Eligible Applicants

All New York State local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools, are eligible to apply. LEAs must have identified a minimum average of 100 students in temporary housing in the 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-2012 school years in order to be eligible for funding. LEAs that have identified a three year average fewer than 100 students in temporary housing may submit an application as a consortium of LEAs to bring total to 100. Please see “Who is Eligible to Apply for McKinney-Vento Funding” in the Guidelines for more information.

Please note all consortium members must be eligible recipients and be a direct provider of services.  Consortium members are NOT third-party contractors.  The consortium member that is designated as the payee/fiscal agent must be an eligible recipient and must also be a direct provider of services.


U.S. Department of Education, through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act, P.L. 107-110). McKinney-Vento funding is contingent upon the annual state allocation.

Approximately $4 million per year is expected to be available. 

Grant Period

The grant period will be July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016. Year 2 and 3 will be authorized based upon submission of a satisfactory annual program report and budget report for the previous year.

Webinar/ Questions and Answers

Informational Webinar – This pre-recorded informational webinar from January 18, 2013 reviews the purpose and key aspects of the McKinney Vento Grant Program. POSTED January 23, 2013

To view this Webinar you must register with your name and email address at:

https://student.gototraining.com/9y0g8/recording/2709674186671222528 External Link Icon

A revised Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (218 KB) is now posted. (REVISED 2/19/13)

Due Date

An electronic version of the complete application must be received in the RFP mailbox by March 8, 2013.  A complete printed application with an original authorized signature and one copy must be postmarked by the same date, March 8, 2013.

Email address for electronic submission: homelessrfp@mail.nysed.gov.

Mailing address for the paper version of the submission:
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue,
Grants Management, Room 464
Albany NY 12234

Attn: McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Application

Date Posted

January 4, 2013

Last Updated: February 19, 2013