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Student and Family Support (SFS)

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program

This program works to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. This program collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students.

Homeless Education Liaison


For technical assistance, complaints or other questions please contact our Problem Resolution Services staff at 781-338-3700 or .

Regional Homeless Education Liaisons:

Regional Liaisons have considerable experience and are available to provide local district liaisons with technical assistance on cases, best practices, and resources, assist with district trainings and mentor new homeless liaisons.

Guidance and Resources

Federal and State Laws

Grant Program

Funding is available to school districts with significant numbers of homeless students and can be used to provide tutoring and academic support, professional development, engagement of homeless parents in their children's education, and access to mentoring, after school and summer programming. The current RFP for this grant provides further details.

Trainings, Meetings & Orientations


For homeless education data collection report information, please email .

Related Resources

Last Updated: August 23, 2023

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