The Alliance launches the McKinney-Vento Appropriations Campaign

written by naehblog
January 27, 2010

The Alliance is mobilizing to put pressure on Congress to provide $2.4 billion for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2011. Due to changes in the HEARTH Act, it is CRITICAL that the McKinney program receives a large boost in funding this year.

Without a funding level of at least $2.4 billion—a 28 percent increase over last year’s level—there will be little to no funding provided to your community for new projects in fiscal year (FY) 2011. Yesterday’swebinar explains why more funding is so important.

Get involved! Enter the Alliance’s Letter Writing Contest: organize your friends and colleagues to write letters to Congress asking for a $2.4 billion dollar increase for the McKinney-Vento program The person who gathers the most letters will be invited to DC for a special Capitol Hill Day event! The contest runs Feb. 1 through Feb. 22.

To get on board, please email Director of Field Mobilization Sarah Kahn at On Monday, Feb 1, you will receive and email with a sample letter and action alert. You’ll also receive regular updates with information about upcoming advocacy opportunities.

Your advocacy efforts allow us to make progress on federal policy, and we are grateful for your partnership in this critical campaign.

Visit the McKinney Appropriations Campaign Webpage for campaign materials.