The Nevada Department of
Education (NDE) has received a competitive grant to support programs that will
assist students experiencing homelessness, and gain access to all appropriate
educational opportunities and services.
“This funding will help increase awareness of homelessness and reduce its
effects on schools and communities,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., State
Superintendent of Public Instruction. “It will help us gather valuable
information, promote effective practices and increase collaboration among
stakeholders and improve training opportunities in our schools.”
NDE will receive approximately $434,465, to be distributed to school districts
for competitive grants authorized under the federal Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA).
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Awards will be based on the quality
of the project and its ability to excel as a model for Nevada students. In
addition, proposals must show a well-developed, feasible plan for meeting the
needs of homeless children and youths, including but not limited to
professional development opportunities for staff, an evaluation plan of the
program’s effectiveness, strong collaboration with at least two community-based
organizations, public agency or other nonprofit organization, and focused
effort on reducing the achievement gap for students experiencing homelessness.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act can be accessed by
visiting the U.S. Department of Education website:
For more information contact Michael Walker at the NDE: 775-687-9235.