McKinney-Vento Subgrants: COVID-19 Emergency Mini-Grant

The Maine Department of Education is offering Maine schools a unique opportunity to apply for McKinney-Vento Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grants are to be specifically dedicated to supporting the needs of students experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine school administrative units (SAUs) may submit one application for multiple schools for the mini-grants with a $5,000 cap per school. Resources and services can be delivered at sites other than at the SAU’s schools and can be provided by subcontractors, but the applications may only be submitted and administered by Maine SAUs. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 6th 2020 at 11:59 pm. The application can be found here.

Additionally, the McKinney-Vento Sub-grant call for proposals will be posted soon for the year 2020-21. Proposals will be accepted from SAUs seeking to develop, implement, or expand programs that improve the success of students identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act. This grant may be renewable for up to three years. It will be posted at and a press release will be sent out once it is available.

If you have questions about homeless education or the McKinney-Vento grants, contact Amelia Lyons at or (207) 557-1787.