Nevada has seen a new year that has the potential to bring about profound change in improving the lives and education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. With the provision of unprecedented funding, Nevada has the opportunity to make sustainable and lasting changes for our community members who are currently experiencing homelessness. Recent initiatives have focused on providing comprehensive support for every community member who needs us.
Making All of the Right Moves. . .
Nevada just completed a comprehensive Point In Time (PIT) count of individuals experiencing homelessness in our rural communities throughout the state from January 26th to January 27th of this year. We want to commend the individuals who completed this count as it gives us a better understanding of the work that must be done to combat the rising issue of homelessness in Nevada. The Rural Nevada Continuum of Care (RNCoC) is the entity that conducts this count and shares the data with all stakeholders. We commemorate this year with a shift from using paper tabulation efforts to the transition to using the Counting Us app that was specifically designed to record information and display data in real time. This effort allows communities to adjust funding, personnel, and provide training to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness in order to decrease it. If you have questions about the process used this year, please contact the RNCoC at email@example.com
McKinney-Vento and Special Education: Two Laws That Remove Barriers for Students
OSEP Monthly TA Call: February 2023 on 02/23/2023 Description: During the second February National TA Call on February 23, 2023 @4:00pm (EDT) OSEP will host a panel to discuss the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act and IDEA. The audience will learn about the Department’s National Center for Homeless Education, the rights of children and families experiencing homelessness and the intersection, coordination and implementation of McKinney-Vento and IDEA. We are excited to have a dynamic panel of presenters. We look forward to you joining us on Thursday, February 23rd. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 23, 2023 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: OSEP February National Technical Assistance Call Register in advance for this webinar: https://air-org.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_73rYBqIeTSaDA6GqSVudqg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Clark County Receives $15 Million Dollars in Funding to Combat Homelessness
Southern Nevada has been working diligently to explore solutions to end homelessness as we saw increases in the incidence of homelessness due to COVID and recent economical issues for families. Las Vegas, Nevada has the highest population of individuals experiencing homelessness in the state of Nevada where it has increased by 3% since 2020. The $15 million dollar award was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development The Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care will use the funding to address homelessness over the next three years. Please read the story and review the data here.
Spread the Word! McKinney-Vento and Foster Care Virtual Summit is Coming Soon!
We are always endeavoring to empower our McKinney-Vento and Foster Care Liaisons all over the great state of Nevada to provide optimal services for our children and youth experiencing homelessness. One of the ways we do this is in providing consistent training that aligns with the Nevada STIP, our State and Federal Plans for service provisions. This year we are offering a FULL Day of training and supports for our liaisons and LEAs on April 20, 2023. Please save the date and register today!
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