2014-17 Three-Year Application for Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY)
Children and youth experiencing homelessness face many challenging issues on a daily basis. To alleviate any educational barriers such as school enrollment, attendance, or academic achievement, the Wisconsin DPI is committed to the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) grant program receives an annual grant award from the United States Department of Education (USDE). EHCY grant funds are competitive and discretionary. The EHCY grant program is based on a three-year grant cycle.
Grantees strive to enhance the educational experience homeless students receive by successfully implementing at least two (2) academic and six (6) legislative compliance goals. Furthermore, funded districts submit timely reports on the educational and financial administration of their program. Compliance monitoring and evaluation of these reports provide a basis for measuring success of local McKinney-Vento goals and establish the foundation for future funding.
Who is Eligible to Apply
Public school districts, consortias, and CESAs on behalf of districts have the option to apply for an EHCY program grant.
Amount of Funds Available
Varies annually. Generally, about $800,000 of grant awards are made available to public school districts.
WESSAS Account Information
Title X 2554-21-141
The following school districts received McKinney-Vento grants during the current funding cycle (view a map of the current grant recipients):
- Appleton Area School District
- Ashwaubenon School District
- Beloit School District
- CESA 3
- Fond du Lac School District
- Janesville School District
- Jefferson School District
- Kenosha Unified School District
- La Crosse School District
- Madison Metropolitan School District
- Marinette School District
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Racine Unified School District
- Sheboygan Area School District
- West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
2011 : Milwaukee Public Schools' Homeless Education Program won "Outstanding School-Based Program" and Jani Koester of the Madison Metropolitan School District's Transitional Education Program received the "The Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award," from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
2010 : Green Bay School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program"
2010 : Beloit School District won "Outstanding Media Presentation for Sixteen Hours and Forty-nine Minutes, http://www.wix.com/reburgos/164900, from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
2007 : Wisconsin Rapids School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program" from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
2006 : Kenosha Unified School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program" from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. http://homeless.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/homeless/doc/kenosha_wins.doc
2004 : Madison Metropolitan School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program" from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. http://homeless.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/homeless/doc/prsrelease_tep.doc
For questions about this information please contact one of our State EHCY Coordinators:
Kristine Nadolski (608) 267-7338
Susan Piazza (608) 267-1284