Education of Homeless Children and Youth

To ensure that homeless children and youth in Michigan have access to a free and appropriate public school education; the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle VII-B), reauthorized by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, requires the Department to implement the following:

  • Review and revise, if necessary, all legislation, policies, and procedures which impede the enrollment and educational success of homeless children and youth
  • Collect and report data regarding the number and location of homeless children and youth
  • Adopt a State plan to establish comparable procedures for local and intermediate school boards to enroll and educate homeless children and youth
  • Make grants available to local educational agencies to facilitate enrollment, attendance, and educational success of homeless children and youth
  • Coordinate interagency programs and activities with Federal, State, and local agencies to enhance effective implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act

For assistance with Homeless Education questions please contact:

Pam Kies-Lowe, Homeless Education Consultant and State Coordinator for Homeless Education, Office of Educational Supports, at 517-241-6974 or submit questions to