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NYSED Awards $5.1 Million in Federal Grants to Programs Supporting Homeless Students

April 5, 2019

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded more than $5 million in grants authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, a component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today.  NYSED awarded grants to 48 districts across the state to promote school success for students in temporary housing with 12 of those districts to also receive an additional grant with an emphasis on trauma sensitivity.