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Welcome to the website of the North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP). NCHEP operates the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's technical assistance center in the area of homeless education. For assistance with homeless education issues, contact NCHEP at 1-800-659-3204 (toll-free).

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What's New?

Registration is now open for the 2015 New Homeless Liaison Compliance Forum.

NCHEP will be conducting its annual Compliance Forum for new homeless liaisons on Thursday, September 10th, at The SERVE Center at UNCG. Homeless liaisons with  0-3 years’ experience in their position should participate in the all-day professional development training. Get more information and access the registration link. Hurry, registration will close on September 4th!

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

During the school year, more than 21 million children rely on free and reduced school meals, but during the summer, only 3.8 million participate in the USDA’s summer meals program.

This means that too many kids are at risk of hunger because they are out of school. For many students, school meals provide for over half of their daily calories during the school year, which means that providing these children with access to healthy meals is a big priority.

To help prevent summer hunger, the USDA partners with schools, local governments, and community organizations to provide free meals to children during the summer through their Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Any child under the age of 18 can go to a designated summer meal site and eat for free.

How you can help:

Be a Summer Meal champion in your school and community! Check out USDA’s Summer Meals Toolkit at to:

  • Get the word out through community-based outreach
  • Find info on program policy and administration
  • Get ideas for planning and collaborating with stakeholders
Learn more about Summer Food Service Program at and help the USDA to ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.

Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived in the United States

The U.S. Department of Education has released a Fact Sheet and FAQ document pertaining to the education of immigrant children and those who recently arrived in the United States as unaccompanied children. Download a copy of the document

Use of Title I Funds to Support Homeless Children and Youth

Download an important memo from the NC Department of Public Instruction and NC Homeless Education Program concerning the USE OF TITLE I FUNDS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

Did You Know?...

Request Homeless Education Training from NCHEP

homeless education trainingNCHEP staff members are available to provide Homeless Education training in your school district or community agency. Visit NCHEP's online training request form to request a training in your area.

nchep product collageNCHEP is pleased to announce the availability of online ordering of NCHEP products. Now you can order NCHEP brochures and posters with the click of a mouse.
Visit NCHEP's online order form to order NCHEP products in hard copy.
Download NCHEP products in electronic copy.

NCHEP listservStay informed about emerging issues in the field of homeless education and dialogue with other across the state about promising practices and strategies.

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