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Education for Homeless Children and Youths - Grants for State and Local Activities

U.S. Department of Education > Education for Homeless Children and Youths - Grants for State and Local Activities


Program Description:

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as other children. It also provides activities and services to ensure that these children enroll in, attend, and achieve success in school. The program is designed to establish or designate an office in each state educational agency (SEA) for the coordination of education for homeless children and youth as well as to develop and implement programs for school personnel to heighten awareness of specific problems for homeless children and youth. These offices also provide grants to local educational agencies (LEAs).


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be homeless/live in a shelter or other location such as a motel or car, or live with a relative or friend, and you must be responsible for a child(ren) under the age of 19 years. You may also qualify if you are an unaccompanied youth under the age of 19 years.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To apply for this program, contact your local school??s administrators.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on this program, visit:

If you have questions about this program, call:
202-260-4412, 1-800-872-5327


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Education

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