How it Works
The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
An example of this would be providing a homeless student with uniforms or gear for an extra-curricular activity; paying a fee for a lab or other class that requires a fee; or supporting homeless students in accessing existing academic enrichment activities.
The McKinney-Vento Act is not part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is separate legislation intended for the exclusive benefit of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
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McKinney-Vento plans must provide for the education of homeless children and youths within the State. A portion of these funds must be distributed to local educational agencies in subgrants for the purpose of facilitating the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youths.
Fees associated with sports clubs, labratory costs and learning tools such as Shamrck Education can all be covered under the Mckinney-Vento plan as long it is for the benefit for a homless child or youth within the State.