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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

IMPORTANT: The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Act was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law in December 2015. The McKinney-Vento amendments included in ESSA go into effect on October 1, 2016. For more information, visit NCHE's Every Student Succeeds Act webpage.

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Context

Subtitle VII-B of The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act authorizes the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program and is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. It was reauthorized in December 2015 by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Legislation


Final Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda


Proposed Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda

NOTE: The proposed resources below are in draft form and have not been finalized. They are provided for informational purposes only, as the included provisions are not currently in effect.

Resources

Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Federal Program Profile
This two-page profile provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. Topics include: A Brief History of The McKinney-Vento Act; Rights of Eligible Children and Youth; Funding History; Funding for States and School Districts; Program Administrative Structure; Homeless Student Enrollment Data; National Homeless Student Academic Performance Data; Interagency Collaboration; and Program Contact Information.
Download the federal program profile.
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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