Even Start-Migrant Education


To improve the educational opportunities of migrant families through family literacy programs that integrate early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part B.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State or local government entity, institution of higher education or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. The Secretary specifically invites application from State educational agencies (SEAs) that administer migrant programs; local educational agencies (LEAs) that have a high percentage of migrant students; and nonprofit community- based organizations that work with migrant families.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Parents who are migratory agricultural workers or fishers and their children, from birth through age 7, as defined in 34 CFR 200.81. Parents must also be eligible for participation under the Adult Education Act or be within the State's compulsory school attendance age range. Families must be in need of Even Start services as indicated by a low income level and low level of adult literacy or English langage proficiency, as well as other need indicators.
No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications or proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with applicable program announcements. Application forms are available from the Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and forms included in the application package. The applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel of three reviewers with expertise in program components. OMB Circular No. A-133 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
A panel appointed by the Secretary reviews each application and evaluates the application on the basis of selection criteria published in the Federal Register. The program office reviews financial information to ensure costs reflect required program elements, including relevant matching costs. The Secretary makes awards based on applicant scores.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 days following the deadline for submitting applications.
Not Applicable.
Grants are awarded for four years, with annual renewals subject to satisfactory performance reports and the availability of funds. Applicants may apply for consecutive 4-year cycles, with increased requirements for local cost share.
How are proposals selected?
Extent of need for the project; quality of plan design; quality of project services; quality of key personnel; qualit of management plan; evaluation plan.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used for family literacy activities such as recruitment and screening of children and parents, design of programs, instruction for children and parents, staff training, support services, evaluation, and coordination with other programs. Indirect costs are not an allowable project cost unless a waiver is obtained from the Secretary of Education.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual progress reports are submitted in July. Annual performance report is required 90 days after the end of each budget cycle. Cash reports are not applicable. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 a year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.
In accordance with the General Education Provision Act and the Education Department General Administration Regulations, certain project records must be maintained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the cost of a project is not more than 90 percent in the first year, 80 percent in the second, 70 percent in the third, and 60 percent in the fourth and final year.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made for up to 48 months. Funds are awarded for a 12-month period from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
DonnaMarie Fekete, Department of Education, OESE Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 3E313, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: donnamarie.fekete@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2815.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 $1,993,650; FY 11 $1,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average estimated award: $318,700. Estimated range of awards: $185,000 - $400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 82, and 85 and Part 200. For more information contact the program office.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available