ARRA: MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE

 

National Fund Total: $70 million

North Carolina’s Estimate: $1.6 million

Funding is application driven

MCKINNEY-VENTO ARRA FUNDING EXPIRED 9/30/11; NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR MCKINNEY-VENTO ARRA FUNDS.

The McKinney-Veto Homeless Assistance Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence. The program supports services that help homeless children to enroll in, attend and succeed in school. Specific activities and services required and funded by the program include identification, creating awareness and decreasing barriers to enrollment. At the local level, the program also supports such services as tutoring, transportation and counseling in addition to ensuring homeless students have access to preschool programs, special education and gifted and talented programs.