McKinney Vento Act
The McKinney-Vento EHCY program ensures homeless children and youth have equal access to a free, appropriate public education and are able to enroll in and attend school. The program funds supplemental academic support services for homeless children and youth to ensure their school success.
The New Jersey Department of Education has established a grant program that focuses on providing instructional services that are supplemental to the regular school program. It also focuses on referral services to appropriate community-based organizations with the goal of enabling all homeless children and youth to meet challenging state academic and student performance standards.
This three-year grant program is open to local education agencies (LEAs) selected through a competitive process in Year 1. Funded LEAs, also known as "Projects," coordinate and provide educational programs and services for homeless children and youth residing in the LEA's project area.