2014-15 Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Application

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is soliciting applications for the 2014-15 Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program, a grant authorized under Title VII, Subtitle B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended in ESEA, Title X, Part C, to fund subgrants to local education agencies (LEAs) to provide services and supports for students who are experiencing homelessness.

This competitive grant will be awarded based on the quality and comprehensiveness of the applicants’ program plans. The LDOE will look to see that the LEA has determined the specific needs of students identified as homeless within the LEA and developed a plan to address these specific needs. When developing a plan, applicants should focus on addressing three indicators: Student Achievement and Performance Outcomes, School\LEA Support Outcomes, and Collaboration Outcomes. These indicators were developed by the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, and have proven to be successful components of a quality plan to address the needs of students experiencing homelessness. For more information on the indicators, refer to the attachment in the Appendix or contact your NCLB Point of Contact.