Migrant Education_Coordination Program

 

To provide financial incentives to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to participate in consortia that provide high-quality project designs and services to improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.144
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part C, Section 1308(d), 20 U.S.C 6398.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State educational agencies (SEAs) receiving MEP Basic State Formula grants, in a consortium with another State or other appropriate entities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Migratory children of migratory agricultural workers or migratory fishers, or individuals under 21 years old who are migratory agricultural workers or migratory fishers, or spouses of such workers or fishers whose education is interrupted benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and forms included in the grant application package. The applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel of peer reviewers. Awards are made on a competitive basis.
Award Procedure
The Department reviews each application using selection criteria and priorities published in Federal Register notices and the application package. The U.S. Department of Education sends Grant Award Notification (GAN) to successful applicants.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately three months.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for interstate/intrastate coordination grants are consistent with 34 CFR 75.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used to implement the consortium activities to improve interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children whose education is interrupted or to carry out any other activities authorized under the Migrant Education formula program (MEP). This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual performance reports are required from SEAs participating in consortium incentive grants and from other grant recipients. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. In accordance with the Education Department General Administration Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $500,000 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 $500,000 within the State's fiscal 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.
Records
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, grantees must maintain certain project records for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: An SEA may receive only one incentive grant award regardless of the number of consortia in which it participates. Consortium incentive grant awards are calculated on the basis of a two-tiered formula: SEAs whose MEP allocations are $1 million or less will, in general, receive a grant award that is twice the amount of the award provided to SEAs whose MEP allocations are greater than $1 million. Within each tier, awards will be of equal size. However, no SEA will receive an incentive grant award that exceeds the amount of its Title I, Part C, MEP formula grant or $250,000, whichever is less.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Consortium Incentive Grants for interstate and intrastate coordination activities will be awarded for up to two years, subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Lourdes Rivery Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3E257, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: lourdes.rivery@ed.gov Phone: (202) 453-7060
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/ome/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0900-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $3,000,000; FY 15 est $3,000,000; and FY 16 est $3,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $60,000-$120,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 75, 76, and 80.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 


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