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Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Grant Application and Guidance

2020-23 Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Grant Information

Grant Application

Applicants must apply through Qualtrics by following this link: https://widpi.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dIJrLsG4VClW1D
Grant applications must be submitted through Qualtrics by April 10, 2020.

ATTENTION: DUE TO MANDATORY SCHOOL CLOSURES STARTING MARCH 18, 2020, DPI WILL BE EXTENDING THE EHCY GRANT APPLICATION WINDOW. DPI WILL SEND UPDATES THROUGH EMAILS AND ON THIS WEBPAGE WHEN THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN DETERMINED. 
 

If applicants wish to view the application questions or start drafting answers, follow this link to a list of questions from the 2020-23 Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant Application

DPI conducted a grant application informational webinar on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. Follow this link to view the webinar PowerPoint Presentation and check back at a later time to view the recorded webinar. 

Grant Guidelines

2020-23 EHCY Grant Guidelines
2020-23 EHCY Grant Data Walkthrough 

Grant Announcement Memo from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor

2020-23 Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant Announcement

2020-23 EHCY Grant Timeline

EHCY TImeline


 

Grant Application Available

February 24, 2020

Grant Application due to DPI

April 10, 2020

Applicants notified of intent to fund

June 2020

Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Grant Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is offering Wisconsin local educational agencies (LEAs), which include public school districts and independent charter schools, or a consortium of LEAs an opportunity to apply for a three‑year EHCY grant. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act legislation is to ensure that all children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence receive access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a preschool education, as provided to other children and youth. To meet this goal, DPI and LEAs are required to develop, review, and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance, and the academic success of children and youth experiencing homelessness and provide homeless children and youth with the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards to which all students are held. The EHCY grant program receives an annual grant award from the United States Department of Education (USDE). DPI awards these funds to eligible LEAs and consortia through a competitive and discretionary process. Each year’s grant award may vary, depending upon the amount of the federal grant award from USDE. The EHCY grant is on a three-year grant cycle.

Who is Eligible to Apply

All Wisconsin LEAs, which includes public school districts and independent charter schools, or a consortium of LEAs, headed by a designated lead LEA or Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA), are eligible to apply for an EHCY program grant.

Amount of Funds Available

Varies annually based on federal funding. Generally, about $750,000 of grant awards are made available to Wisconsin LEAs.

Awards from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Award

2015 : Jani Koester along with the Madison Metropolitan School District's Transition Education Program (TEP) won "Outstanding Program" for the Who We Are: Voices in Our Community.

2013 : Madison Metropolitan School District's Transition Education Program (TEP) won "Best Targeted Campaign" for the Make Room For Youth video.

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." 

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.

2007 : Wisconsin Rapids School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program." 

2006 : Kenosha Unified School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program." 

2004 : Madison Metropolitan School District won "Outstanding School-Based Program." 

For questions about this information, contact Clara Pfeiffer (608) 261-6324