Nevada Department of Education (NDE)
05/03/19 11:59 PM
Grants to Nevada school districts, State public charter school authority, and LEAs to ensure that homeless children have access to public education. Funding is intended to support services in schools, shelters, and social service centers aimed at integrating homeless students with their peers and ensuring their enrollment, attendance, and educational success.
Through their subgrants, the McKinney-Vento Act guarantees a free, appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth by removing barriers to their enrollment and attendance in school. Services provided with McKinney-Vento Act funds must not replace (supplant) the regular academic program and must be designed to expand upon or improve (supplement) services provided to homeless students as part of the school's regular academic program, including compliance with McKinney-Vento statutes.
Services may be provided through programs on school grounds or at other facilities. Where services are provided through programs on school grounds, such services also may be made available to children or youth who are determined by the LEA to be at risk of failing or dropping out of school, except that priority for such services shall be given to homeless children and homeless youth. Activities undertaken must not isolate or stigmatize homeless children and youth. Collaboration with other local and state agencies that serve homeless children and youth is required.
For a list of authorized activities, see http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/Homeless/2019-2022McKinney-Vento.docx#page=3.
Among the goals of the Act are those aiming to:
- Provide immediate enrollment of homeless children who are not already enrolled. This includes reviewing and revising any laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as barriers to the enrollment, attendance, or success of homeless children and youth
- Provide school stability for students experiencing homelessness by allowing them to remain in their school of origin when this is in the child’s or youth’s best interest and providing transportation to and from the student's school of origin at the parent’s/guardian’s or unaccompanied youth’s request.
GrantWatch ID#: 171038
Levels of funding as based on the number of homeless students:
- Tier 1: Less than 48 homeless students – Grant range up to $10,000 for each year of the grant
- Tier 2: 49-99 homeless students – Grant range up to $25,000 for each year of the grant
- Tier 3: 100-499 homeless students – Grant range up to $75,000 for each year of the grant
- Tier 4: 500-999 homeless students – Grant range up to $100,000 for each year of the grant
- Tier 5: 1000-5000 homeless students – Grant range up to $150,000 for each year of the grant
- Tier 6: Over 5000 homeless students – Grant range up to $200,000 for each year of the grant
If both the national average of all students in the district compared to the percent of identified McKinney-Vento students is below 2.50% and if the percent of identified McKinney-Vento students compared to all FRPL (free and reduced priced lunch) is below 10%, then the district has been highlighted. (See Appendix A of the Application Instructions document listed in Supporting Documents below for these figures.) These LEAs are eligible to apply within the Tiers 1-5 funding.
Grant Year 1: 2019-2020 Grant Award Period: July 1, 2019-September 30, 2020
Grant Year 2: 2020-2021 Grant Award Period: July 1, 2020-September 30, 2021
Grant Year 3: 2021-2022 Grant Award Period: July 1, 2021-September 30, 2022
Note: This is a 3-year grant. Funds for Year 2 and 3 will be authorized based upon submission of a satisfactory annual program report and budget report for the previous year. Start date may vary according to the date of receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education.
Eligible applicants: Nevada School Districts, State Public Charter School Authority
All Nevada local educational agencies (LEAs) are eligible to apply. The local school system assumes responsibility for setting program goals and monitoring program accomplishments. The LEA will serve in the capacity of fiscal agent.
Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the application via email to the Nevada Department of Education.
Questions about the subgrant process and application may be addressed to:
Karen Gordon, State Coordinator
Nevada Homeless Education Program
700 E. Fifth Street, Ste, 113
Carson City, Nevada 89701