What is Mckinney-Vento?
The McKinney-Vento National Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431) is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for displaced children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve displaces students. Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education as other children and youth. McKinney-Vento (MKV) eligible children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, displaced students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.
For more information regarding McKinney-Vento’s definition of Homelessness and how eligibility is determined click on the links below:
Region I Counties:
Bergen, Hunterdon, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Warren
Agencies we are collaborating with:
Greater Bergen Community Action: https://www.greaterbergen.org/
Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance: https://www.bergencountylgbtq.org/
Catholic Charities: https://ccpaterson.org/
Family Support Organization: https://fso-hsw.org/
Mental Health Support
Connections to Community Support