RFP GC#16-009: 2016-2019 McKinney Vento Grant Program Application
Announcement of Funding Opportunity
Grant Application Documents
The purpose of McKinney-Vento funding is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.
For this funding opportunity, New York State local educational agencies (LEAs), which for the purposes of this RFP are public school districts, BOCES, and charter schools, are eligible to apply (BOCES may only apply as a part of a consortium). The NYC Department of Education is the eligible school district applicant in NYC, not individual Community School Districts. LEAs must have identified a minimum average of 100 students in temporary housing in the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-2015 school years in order to be eligible for funding. LEAs that have identified a three year average fewer than 100 students in temporary housing may submit an application as a consortium of LEAs in order to bring the total to 100. Please see “Who is Eligible to Apply for McKinney-Vento Funding” in the Guidelines below for more information.
Please note all consortium members must be LEAs and must be a direct provider of services. Consortium members CANNOT be third-party contractors. The consortium member that is designated as the lead applicant/fiscal agent must be an LEA and must also be a direct provider of services. BOCES are only eligible to apply as a part of a consortium; a BOCES cannot apply on its own. Consortium applicants MUST submit with their applications Attachment A, “Consortium Member Agreement and Statement of Assurances,” or the application will not be considered.
Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education, through the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. McKinney-Vento grant awards are contingent on the annual state allocation. Approximately $4 million per year is expected to be available.
NYSED 2016-2019 McKinney Vento Grant Program Application: Informational Webinar: This pre-recorded informational webinar from January 20, 2016 reviews the purpose and key aspects of the grant.
- View this Webinar on Vimeo
- View MP4 Version of this Webinar (34 MB)
- PowerPoint Slides from the Webinar (804 KB)
Questions and Answers (544 KB) – Posted 2/3/16
Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for questions is January 26, 2016 A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than February 3, 2016.
Application Due Date
A complete hardcopy application with an original, authorized signature and one copy must be postmarked by the application deadline, February 26, 2016.
Additionally, an electronic version of the complete application in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portable document format (.pdf) must be received in the RFP email inbox by February 26, 2016.
Email address for electronic submission: email@example.com.
Mailing address for the application:
New York State Education Department
Attn: McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Application
Grants Management, Room 481 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12234
Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent
The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. Please also include your organization’s NYS Vendor ID. The due date is February 5, 2016. Please send the NOI to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Application Documents