2020-2021 McKinney-Vento Grant Application is now Open!
The WDE is accepting grant applications for the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Grant. All LEAs in Wyoming are eligible to apply through a competitive grant process, regardless of the number of homeless students identified and served in the district. To access the grant application school districts must log in to the Grants Management System (GMS) in the 2020-2021 grant section. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2020. LEAs will be notified no later than August 30, 2020 of grant approvals and award amounts. The number of proposals funded depends on the number and quality of applications received by the WDE
The purpose of McKinney-Vento subgrant funding is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless students in school. Services provided with McKinney-Vento subgrant funds must not replace the regular academic program and must be designated to expand upon or improve services provided to homeless students, as part of the school’s regular academic program, including compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act and related statutes.
Through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) December 10, 2015, federal funds are available to each state to support programs that meet the needs of homeless children and youths. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) must use the funds to competitively distribute subgrants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for the establishment of projects which promote the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school and preschool.
LEAs may apply for federal funds that can be used for establishing and improving the LEAs homeless program. As well as, providing activities for, and services to, homeless children and youths, including preschool age homeless children, that enable such children and youths to enroll in, attend and succeed in school, and in preschool programs. In addition, funds can be used to pay for all or part of the LEA’s homeless liaisons salary, and it can be used for professional development related to homelessness for the homeless liaison, school and district staff.