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McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

Grants to Mississippi Local Education Agencies to
Address the Needs of Homeless Students

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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) - Office of Federal Programs

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Deadline Date:

07/30/19 5:00 PM Central Time (CT)


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Grants to Mississippi local education agencies for programs that address the needs of homeless students. Funding may be used to assist homeless students in school enrollment, attendance, and academic success, as well as to provide services to improve the identification of homeless children and youth.

Services must be linked to the achievement of the same challenging state academic standards other students are required to meet. Activities may be provided on school grounds or at other facilities, including sectarian property, when this is constitutionally permissible. When services are made available on school grounds, services also may be made available to other children or youth who are identified as at risk of failing or dropping out of school. Priority, however, should be given to homeless students.

Services should be provided through existing programs and mechanisms that integrate homeless and non-homeless individuals, and services provided are not intended to replace the regular academic program.

LEAs should take steps to ensure that strong collaboration and coordination of resources and services occurs and that these funds do not duplicate services provided by other agencies or organizations, including state agencies and non-profit organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182178

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds are subject to appropriations by the federal government. All grants will be awarded for 18 months contingent upon completion and submission of all required documentation. Funding to eligible local educational agencies is subject to State Board of Education approval. The Mississippi Department of Education reserves the right to negotiate grant award amounts with all Grantees.

Term of Contract:

The funding period for the McKinney-Vento projects begins September 1, 2019 and ends January 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any local educational agency in the state of Mississippi is eligible to apply for funding.

Individual school campuses may not apply for funding; an individual campus may be served through a school district’s program.

Homeless shelters may not apply for funding, but they may receive services from a McKinney-Vento grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The MDE will host a technical assistance webinar to review the proposal requirements on July 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM. Participation is not required to apply but is highly encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM Central Time (CT) on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

June 19, 2019: Release of RFP (Email and Post to MDE Website)
July 8, 2019: Technical Assistance Webinar
July 9, 2019: Deadline to submit inquiries via email
July 11, 2019: FAQs posted to website
July 30, 2019, by 5:00 PM: Proposals Due
August 2019: Evaluation of Proposals
September 2019: Request for Board Approval/Grants awarded to LEAs
September 1, 2019 – January 1, 2021: Grant Period
September 1, 2019: Authorization to expend, pending approved revisions

Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to Tiffany Jones. The deadline for submitting inquiries by email is July 9, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Copies of all questions submitted and the responses will be posted to MDE’s website under the Public Notices section and will be available to the general public by July 11, 2019.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Hand Deliver Proposals to:
Monique Corley, Director
Office of Procurement
Mississippi Department of Education
McKinney-Vento Homeless RFP
Central High School, Suite 307
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS

Ship Proposals to:
Monique Corley, Director
Office of Procurement
Mississippi Department of Education
McKinney-Vento Homeless RFP
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Tiffany Jones, Homeless Education/Neglected and Delinquent Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi