The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act, makes federal funds available to each state to support programs that meet the needs of homeless children and youth.

Current grant period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

Purpose

The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) provides grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEA) through a competitive three-year subgrant process. This grant provides funds to districts to be used to establish educational programs and/or services that meet the purpose of the McKinney-Vento (MV) Act to promote the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth. Districts are encouraged to use funds to encourage coordination and collaboration with other local agencies to provide comprehensive services to homeless children and their families.

Grant Focus Areas

  • Focus Area #1 – Program Development & Improvement
  • Focus Area #2 – Student Success & Well-Being

Award Amounts

Grant awards are available in a range from approximately $3,000 to $40,000 per year and are disseminated in annual installments. Approximately 25-30 grants will be awarded depending on the number of quality applications received and funds available from the US Dept. of Education.

LEAs/Districts will be divided into four divisions based on their fall 2019 enrollment that was submitted via Idaho System for Educational Excellence (ISEE) to the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE).

  • Small Division = 1-1,000 students
  • Medium Division = 1,001-3,000 students
  • Large Division = 3,001-10,000 students
  • Big Division = 10,001-40,000 students

Subgrants will be awarded by division based on the total application score and only compared with other applications submitted within the same division. This is to ensure that “small” districts do not have to compete with “big” districts. The SDE will fund the highest scoring/ranked applicants first and continue until funding is exhausted.

Eligibility

Any local education agency serving students experiencing homelessness located within the state of Idaho is eligible to apply for funds under this program. Grants will be awarded on the basis of need and on the quality of the application submitted.

Current Grantees

District Category Award Amount
Boise School District #1 Big $31,400 x 3 years = $94,200
Coeur d'Alene School District #271 Big $15,920 x 3 years = $47,760
Nampa School District #131 Big $38,295 x 3 years = $114,885
Pocatello School District #271 Big $12,440 x 3 years = $37,320
West Ada Joint School District #2 Big $24,840 x 3 years = $74,520
Caldwell School District #132 Large $17,650 x 3 years = $52,950
Jefferson Joint School District #251 Large $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
Lake Pend Oreille School District #84 Large $3,880 x 3 years = $11,640
Lewiston School District #340 Large $7,040 x 3 years = $21,120
Minidoka School District #331 Large $6,075 x 3 years = $18,225
Twin Falls School District #411 Large $16,840 x 3 years = $50,250
Vallivue School District #139 Large $12,330 x 3 years = $36,990
American Falls School District #381 Medium $3,975 x 3 years = $11,925
Blackfoot School District #55 Medium $7,717 x 3 years = $23,151
Fremont School District #215 Medium $3,300 x 3 years = $9,900
Idaho Virtual Academy #452 Medium $4,335 x 3 years = $13,005
Inspire #457 Medium $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
Kellogg School District #391 Medium $3,615 x 3 years = $10,845
Orofino School District #171 Medium $6,090 x 3 years = $18,270
Payette School District #371 Medium $14,231 x 3 years = $42,693
Weiser School District #431 Medium $3,210 x 3 years = $9,630
Wendell School District #232 Medium $4,380 x 3 years = $13,140
COSSA School District #555 Small $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
Dietrich School District #314 Small $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
Marsing School District #363 Small $4,200 x 3 years = $12,600
Project Impact STEM #513 Small $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
Salmon School District #219 Small $4,560 x 3 years = $13,680
Sandpoint/Forrest Bird Charter #487 Small $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000
The Village Charter #473 Small $3,000 x 3 years = $9,000