|For Immediate Release|
|Wednesday, July 15, 2015|
|Contact:||Jacqueline Reis, 781-338-3115|
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $805,000 for McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grants
MALDEN - Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester today announced $805,000 in McKinney-Vento Homeless Education grants to help schools ensure that homeless students enroll in school, attend school, and have the opportunity to succeed in school. Recipient districts have significant homeless student populations and will use this money to offer a variety of activities, including tutoring, before- and after-school programs, summer programs, staff training in best practices to support homeless students, and collaboration with medical, mental and dental health providers and community services.
These competitive grants are federally funded and will reach approximately 12,000 homeless students in 28 school districts across the Commonwealth.
"Every child in the Commonwealth deserves an opportunity to reach their potential, especially the most vulnerable," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Thanks to grants like this, we are able to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstances, have the support they need to succeed."
"We are pleased to give this grant to each of the 28 districts that requested funding," said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. "We thank all the partners and school districts for their continued commitment to providing strong academic opportunities and support services for homeless students."
"I am pleased to announce these grants, which will help provide homeless students a measure of stability in their lives along with the academic and support services they need to succeed in school," said Commissioner Chester.
The recipients are as follows:
Barnstable Public Schools $20,000
Bedford Public Schools $10,000
Boston Public Schools $60,000
Brockton Public Schools $40,000
Cambridge Public Schools $30,000
Chicopee Public Schools $30,000
Danvers Public Schools $20,000
Fall River Public Schools $30,000
Fitchburg Public Schools $30,000
Framingham Public Schools $30,000
Greenfield Public Schools $20,000
Holyoke Public Schools $40,000
Leominster Public Schools $30,000
Lowell Public Schools $30,000
Lynn Public Schools $50,000
Malden Public Schools $20,000
Marshfield Public Schools $20,000
New Bedford Public Schools $30,000
Newton Public Schools $10,000
North Adams Public Schools $10,000
Orange Public Schools $10,000
Quincy Public Schools $30,000
Randolph Public Schools $10,000
Springfield Public Schools $55,000
Triton Regional School District $30,000
Waltham Public Schools $20,000
Weymouth Public Schools $20,000
Worcester Public Schools $60,000
TOTAL FEDERAL FUNDS $805,000