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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

McKinney-Vento Homeless Emergency Support Grant
Fund Code: 313

Purpose: The purpose of these competitive federal funds is to provide funding to ensure homeless students who have lost their housing in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria and have come to Massachusetts are enrolled and supported in school.

Priorities: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act funds support the education of homeless students through any or all of the following priorities:
  1. tutoring, supplemental instruction, and other educational services that help homeless students;
  2. collaborating with external agencies to provide homeless students and families with medical, dental, mental health, and other community and state services; and
  3. providing extraordinary or emergency services to eligible students as necessary to enroll and retain them in school.

Eligibility: Massachusetts public school districts with fifty (50) or more enrolled students who lost their housing in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria.

Funding Type: Federal - CFDA # 84.196

Funding: Approximately $60,000 is available.

Districts may apply for up to $5,000.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) reserves the right to alter the award to each funded district. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same/similar guidelines as listed in this initial RFP.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use: Programs can either expand or improve services provided through a school's general academic program but cannot replace that program (supplement not supplant). To the extent practicable, activities and services are to integrate homeless and non-homeless students.

Districts may provide services through programs on school grounds, at other facilities, or may use funds to enter into contracts with other agencies to provide services for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento funds may provide the same services to housed students to ensure that program activities integrate homeless and non-homeless students.

Grant funds cannot be used to pay for the district's Homeless Education Liaison, a position required in all school districts, or for transportation costs that are required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Other transportation costs may not exceed 10% of the grant.

Project Duration: Upon approval - 8/31/2018
Program Unit: Office of Student and Family Support
Contacts: Sarah Slautterback, MKV State Coordinator
Phone Number: (781) 338-6330
Date Due: Friday, December 15, 2017

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.


Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Part II - Budget Template
Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information
Download Word Document
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant Assurances

Submission Instructions: Email one (1) complete set of all required documents to sslautterback@doe.mass.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. Include a signed, scanned PDF of each form that requires a signature.

Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
  • Program Office will be providing awarded applicants with instructions



Last Updated: November 29, 2017
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