The Texas Homeless Education Office is committed to ensuring that all Texas children in homeless situations have the opportunity to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school.
IMPORTANT: If you are the Homeless Education Liaison for a Local Educational Agency (LEA) in Texas, please make sure to register your contact information online on our Liaison Information Form or you may download the form by clicking here.
A guide to resources on this site and information for new homeless education liaisons.
Applicable text of the McKinney-Vento Act and the Texas State Education Code, guidance on school enrollment, resources on specialized topics regarding homeless education (school nutrition, Title I, special education).
Enrollment aids, fact sheets, toolkits, manuals, videos, and other resources for schools, liaisons, and service providers.
Application (RFA) schedules and complete instructions for the Texas Support for Homeless Education Program (TEXSHEP) subgrant cycle effective September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018.
Submission deadline is 3:30 p.m. on December 11, 2014.
Application (RFA), amendment forms, grant management documents, and supporting information for the current TEXSHEP three-year grant program, effective September 2012 - August 2015.
Listing of current Texas McKinney-Vento grant recipients, Local Educational Agency (LEA) contacts identified by region and alphabetically, and the homeless liaison information form for newly appointed liaisons.
THEO provides training on the educational rights of children and families experiencing homelessness to a wide variety of audiences, including professional development and in-service seminars for school districts, workshops for education service centers, and trainings for homeless service providers and coalitions.