This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in youth. Low-income youth face unique challenges and opportunities as their families move towards self-sufficiency through housing assistance; some youth are experiencing homelessness or are independent from guardians.

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State Partnerships on Student Homelessness Project Grants - Apply Now!

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia

Launched in 2018, Education Leads Home (ELH) is a national campaign focused on improving education and life outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

ELH is excited to announce the State Partnerships on Student Homelessness Project to support the planning and implementation of state-specific strategies that leverage best practices to support access to and success in early care and education for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The Project will award grants and provide technical assistance to the Governors and Chief State School Officers (CSSOs) in up to nine grantee states to develop and implement state-level activities that will result in measurable progress in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reaching equitable participation in quality early childhood programs for young children experiencing homelessness.
  • Increasing high school graduation rates for students experiencing homelessness.
  • Increasing postsecondary attainment of young people experiencing homelessness.
  • Increasing collaboration between schools, housing, and community-based organizations.

The activities that Governors or CSSOs may initiate to advance their articulated goal(s) will depend on their priorities, the state’s unique demographics, and the quality of its inter-agency relationships in the early care, education, housing, and community-based organizational sectors. ELH partners are eager to work in partnership with state leaders to provide direct technical assistance to shape and support effective actions on education and child and youth homelessness.

Proposals Due: October 31, 2018, 9:00 pm (EST)
Selection Announcement: November 26, 2018
Funding Available: Up to $20,000 in grant funds and services
Period of Performance: December 2018 – December 2019
Bidders’ Conference Call: September 24, 2018, 1:00-1:45pm (EST) \\ Conference line: (669) 224-3412 \\ Access code: 897-415-501
Eligibility: Any Governor or Chief State School Officer (CSSO) is eligible to apply. The Governor must sign all proposals to indicate approval of participation and project proposal

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