Homeless children and youth report that school is a home to them – a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles. In school, students gain the skills and support needed to avoid poverty and homelessness as adults.

K-12 Education: Title I, Part A

Setting the Context

Title I, Part A, of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) provides financial assistance through SEAs to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of low-income children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I, Part A includes specific requirements for collaboration with McKinney-Vento programs to serve homeless children and youth.

Federal Resources

Read the US Department of Education’s August 2015 letter about using Title IA funds for McKinney-Vento liaisons and school of origin transportation
Read Title I, Part A excerpts related to homeless students
Read Title I, Part A Regulations and Guidance
Read Using Title I, Part A ARRA Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies to Strengthen Education, Drive Reform, and Improve Results for Students

Other Resources

National Center for Homeless Education
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) serves as the information and technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program.
Visit NCHE's Title I, Part A resource webpage
Download Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A (NCHE issue brief)

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