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McKinney Vento Homeless Act

Office of Homeless Education

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


To ensure that homeless children and youth have access to a free, appropriate public education, comparable to that provided to the children of any Arizona resident and consistent with Arizona’s mandatory school attendance laws.

Program Description

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The reauthorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met.

In order to supplement services to these children and youths, the U.S. Department of Education provides funding for state and local activities. These dollars are allocated to the local education agencies through a competitive grant process, based on need and program quality.



Linda Coronado 

State & Federal Projects Director

GESD#32 McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison

(928) 627-6553            


Griselda Hernandez

State & Federal Projects Department Secretary

GESD#32 McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison

 [email protected]




Silvia Chavez                                             Laura Alvarez                                

State Coordinator                                       Special Populations Director
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(602) 542-4963                                            (602)542-7463