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McKinney-Vento Program                      Bus, backpack, notebooks drawing


The McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act is a federal law that provides services to

families and unaccompanied youth that live in a temporary situation due to loss of housing. 

The law entitles children to basic educational rights including, but not limited to:

  • Immediate enrollment
  • School selection
  • Transportation assistance for eligible students
  • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition


Qualification criteria includes:

  • Living in shared housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and/or campgrounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Being an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) living in a temporary situation
  • Being a migratory child who is living in any of the above circumstances


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:38