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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

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Last Updated: July 15, 2015
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