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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC19-006

2019–2022 McKinney-Vento Competitive Grant Program Application

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document


The purpose of McKinney-Vento funding is to facilitate the improved attendance, engagement, and academic success of homeless children and youth.

Eligible Applicants

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 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-2018 school years to be eligible for funding.  LEAs that have identified a three-year average of fewer than 100 students in temporary housing may apply as a consortium of LEAs 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 $5.1 million per year is expected to be available.

Webinar/ Questions and Answers

A webinar will be held November 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. To register for the webinar, please visit:
McKinney-Vento Grant Application – Informational Webinar Registration

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to homelessrfp@nysed.gov.  The deadline for questions is 11/21/2018. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than 12/5/2018.

Application Due Date

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 12/19/2018Email address for electronic submission: homelessrfp@nysed.gov

Additionally, a complete hardcopy application with an original, authorized signature and two copies of the signed application must be postmarked by the application deadline, 12/19/2018.
Mailing address for the application:
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue,
Grants Management, Room 481 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Application

Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application; however, the New York State Education Department (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 prequalification materials.  The NOI is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name and NYS Vendor ID) intent to apply for this grant.  Please send the NOI to homelessrfp@nysed.gov by 12/12/2018.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document

Last Updated: November 8, 2018