McKinney-Vento Title I, Part A Set Aside Needs Assessment
Each Local Education Agency (LEA) is required to complete Homeless Student Needs Assessment as a part of their application for Title I, Part A funds via iGrants Form Package (FP) 201.
Note: LEAs will submit information on Pages 3 and 4 to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as part of iGrants FP 201. In addition, OSPI is providing in this information in Word format for your LEA collaborative work.
Why is OSPI requiring a completed Homeless Student Needs Assessment as part of the 2017–18 Title I, Part A Application?
All LEAs must set-side Title I, Part A funds in an amount necessary to serve homeless students in Title I and non-Title I schools and/or shelters and other locations where homeless children and youth may live. ESEA Section 1113(c)(3) and U.S.C. 6313 (c)(3)
LEA Title I, Part A plans must describe the services it will provide homeless children and youth to support enrollment, attendance, and success. This description must include the coordination of services provided under McKinney Vento and the services provided with the Title I, Part A set-aside. ESEA Section 1112(b)(6) and U.S.C. 6312 (b)(6)
Who should be involved?
OSPI requests that the LEA’s Title I, Part A Director and Homeless Liaison work collaboratively to complete this needs assessment as a way to determine the appropriate amount of Title I, Part A funds to set aside to meet the needs of homeless students. To ensure all homeless student needs are identified, school-level staff should be included in the completion of the needs assessment whenever possible. We encourage your transportation director to be part of the conversation.
What does this form do?
This form allows LEAs to document the following:
- Dollar amount of Title I, Part A Homeless set-aside.
- Evidence of a needs assessment or other written documentation of how the Title I, Part A Homeless set-aside amount was determined.
- Evidence that the Title I, Part A Homeless set-aside amount is sufficient to identify homeless students and meet unique needs of identified homeless students.
- Description/documentation explaining how Title I, Part A Homeless set-aside dollars for homeless students are spent.
- Funds other than Title I, Part A used to support the needs of homeless students, and evidence of the sources and amounts of these funds.
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