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Subgrants enable expanded services for homeless students

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Homeless youth sitting on the streetThe McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act provides competitive subgrants to districts to expand services to homeless children, to create greater awareness and sensitivity of district and school staff about the ways to identify students who may be homeless, and to provide additional services to these children to increase their chances for academic success.

The current three-year subgrant cycle began with the 2015-16 academic year. The next subgrant competition will begin this spring. Subgrant application requirements and forms will be available on the Iowa Department of Education website mid-March.

Subgrants are open to any public school district in Iowa that has identified and reported a minimum of 25 homeless students on Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI). Subgrants are awarded through a competitive grant process.

For additional information on homeless education, contact Carolyn Cobb at

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on December 08, 2021 at 7:38pm.