2020 Clubhouse Drive

Greeley, CO 80634             Phone (970) 352-7404

Fax (970) 352-7350 

For questions or assistance, contact Marc Fortney, the McKinney-Vento northeast regional consultant, at mfortney@cboces.org or at (970) 352-7404 ext. 1178.

Or, contact the Federal Programs team at our Greeley or Fort Morgan office.


Homeless Education (McKinney-Vento)

Marc Fortney coverage area​​

For an updated list of all district liaisons, click here


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states to support district programs that serve homeless students. Centennial BOCES is a regional leader that specializes in McKinney-Vento consultation.

​Any displaced child or youth who is living in a shelter, motel, inadequate trailer or house, is staying temporarily with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing, or is living in any other houseless situation has educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act. 

Partnering with Migrant Education

The McKinney-Vento Act is also purposefully integrated with our regional Migrant Education Program. Our students' experiences of high mobility (migrant) and housing insecurity parallel one another in a troubling way. According to our 2013 regional MEP data, migrant students are six times more likely to experience a housing crisis than their non-migrant agricultural peers.

Our migrant team builds relationships with families based on trust and respect, and brokers resources for many families who meet the criteria for migrant, refugee, homeless, and immigrant programs. 

Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

​For information about eligibility for services through McKinney-Vento, visit the Colorado Department of Education's website.