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Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant Opportunities

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

In 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will be offering two Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) grant opportunities. The applications are open now and are due April 11, 2023. One of the grants focuses on innovative practices for students experiencing homelessness, and the other grant focuses on compliance under the EHCY law. Learn more information about each of these grant opportunities below.

2023-2026 EHCY Innovation Grant

This grant is for local education agencies that want to focus on innovative academic and non-academic/support strategies to support students experiencing homelessness. Grant applicants write goals based on data review and needs assessment conducted at the LEA. The grant operates on a three-year cycle, with grant recipients receiving $25,000 to $100,000 each year based on the total number of identified students experiencing homelessness during the 2021-22 school year.

2023-2025 EHCY Compliance Grant

This grant is for LEAs that want extra technical assistance and support to get into compliance under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and go beyond compliance in one chosen area. Grant applicants choose goals from a set of pre-written options. This grant operates on a two-year grant cycle, with grant recipients receiving $15,000 each year.

Grant applications and guidelines can be found on Wisconsin DPI’s EHCY Grant Applications and Guidance webpage.

The Wisconsin DPI's EHCY team will hold an informational webinar on March 2, 2023, at 9 A.M. The webinar will help applicants decide which grant is the right option for their individual school district. Instructions on how to access the webinar can be found on the ECHY Grant Application and Guidance webpage. The webinar will also be recorded and will be posted on the DPI's website for viewing at a later date.

Please direct all questions regarding this grant opportunity to Clara Pfeiffer, EHCY Grants Specialist, at or (608) 261-6324.

This item was submitted by Clara Pfeffer, EHCY Grants Specialist, of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.