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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 compliance@doe.mass.edu.

    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.


    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

    DESE Data

    Related Resources

    Last Updated: May 6, 2021

    Contact Us

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

    Voice: (781) 338-3000
    TTY: (800) 439-2370


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