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Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH)

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges must select eight college districts with no less than four located outside of the Puget Sound region to participate in a pilot program to assist students experiencing homelessness and students who were in the foster care system when they graduated high school (program-eligible students).

The colleges chosen to participate in the pilot program must provide certain accommodations to students that may include, but are not limited to:

  • access to laundry facilities
  • access to storage, locker room and shower facilities
  • reduced-price meals or meal plans, and access to food banks
  • access to technology
  • access to short-term housing or housing assistance, especially during seasonal breaks
  • case management services

Colleges may also establish plans to develop surplus property for affordable housing.

Colleges participating in the pilot program must provide information to students on existing community resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, including nonprofit organizations, the local housing authority, and the Department of Commerce's Office of Homeless Youth.

Contact

Laura Coghlan
SSEH Program Administrator
lcoghlan@sbctc.edu
360-704-4316

Christine McMullin
Policy Associate, Student Services
cmcmullin@sbctc.edu
360-704-4347


2023-2024

Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available (streamlined process does NOT include OGMS) Friday, March 30, 2023
Application materials due to SSEH Program Administrator Thursday, May 4, 2023
Applicants notified of approval status Mid-Late June 2023
Allocations begin July 1, 2023
Quarterly reports due

September 30, 2023
January 31, 2024
April 30, 2024
July 31, 2024

Year-end Reports due August 15, 2024
Summative Evaluation Report October 1, 2024
Joint Legislative Report December 1, 2023

Program Resources and Guidelines

Application Questions and Answers

The funding application for 2023-24 is open to all current SSEH pilot colleges, and it is non-competitive.  The Funding Application Webinar and the Questions & Answers generated from that meeting are available to the current SSEH college staff on our SSEH Canvas module Trainings page. 

2022-2023

Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS Thursday, April 21, 2022
Applications due in OGMS Thursday, May 26, 2022
Applicants notified of approval status Mid-Late June 2022
Allocations begin July 1, 2022
Quarterly Reports Due

October 30, 3022
January 31, 2023
April 30, 2023
July 31, 2023

Year-end Reports due

July 31, 2023

Summative Findings Report

October 1, 2023

Program Resources and Guidelines

Application Questions and Answers

A Q&A process was being held for this funding, as the application was competitive. Please submit all questions to Laura Coghlan. This document can be found below. 

2021-2023

Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS Thursday, April 21, 2021
Applications due in OGMS Thursday, May 6, 2021
Applicants notified of approval status Mid-June 2021
Allocations begin July 1, 2021
Quarterly Reports Due

October 30, 3021
January 31, 2022
April 30, 2022
July 31, 2022
October 30, 2022
January 31, 2023
April 30, 2023
July 31, 2023

Year-end Reports due

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2023

Summative Findings Report

October 1, 2023

Program Resources and Guidelines

Application Questions and Answers

A Q&A process was being held for this funding, as the application was competitive. Please submit all questions to Laura Coghlan. This document can be found below. 

2021-23 SSEH Technical Assistance Webinar

A webinar providing information for organizations wishing to apply for this funding occurred on April 8, 2021.

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