Migrant Education_High School Equivalency Program
To assist students who are engaged, or whose immediate family is engaged, in migrant and other seasonal farm work to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Section 418A.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education or private nonprofit agencies in cooperation with institutions of higher education may apply.
Persons who are engaged or whose immediate family is engaged in migrant and other seasonal farmwork or who have participated or have been eligible to participate in the Title I, Migrant Education Program or the Department of Labor's National Farmworker Jobs Progam. Eligible beneficiaries are age 16 and older or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, and lacking a high school diploma or its equivalent.
To be eligible to participate in HEP, the applicant or his or her immediate family member must: (1) Have worked a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months in migrant on seasonal farmwork, or have been eligible to participate or have participated within the past 2 years in Title I, Migrant Education Program or the Department of Labor's National Farmworker Jobs Program; (2) not have earned a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; (3) not be currently enrolled in an elementary or secondary school; (4) be 16 years of age or older, or above the age of compulsory school attendance in the State where the project is located; and (5) be determined by the grantee to need the academic and supporting services and financial assistance provided by the project. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. OMB Circulars No. A-21 for IHEs and No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations apply to this program. Circular No. A-133, “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations” also applies to recipients of this program. Application forms are available from the Department of Education as announced in a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). An eligible applicant submits its application to the Department of Education no later than the date announced by the Department in the Federal Register. An application must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and forms included in the grant application package. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel for selection and possible funding.
The Department reviews each application using selection criteria published in the Federal Register. The Department of Education sends a Grant Award Notification (GAN) to the successful applicants. The Department conducts a budget analysis of allowable activities and costs and recommendations for new grants.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately four months.
Grants are awarded for up to 60 months. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds and recipient performance.
How are proposals selected?
The Department publishes criteria in a notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. For the purpose of making grants under the program, the Secretary must consider prior experience of service delivery by expiring projects that submit an application under this program and award up to a maximum of 15 additional points to an application that meets the prior experience of service delivery competitive preference priority.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds may be used to recruit and provide academic and support services (including counseling, health services, stipends, and placement) to migrant students to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and to subsequently gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
An Annual Performance Report (APR) showing satisfactory performance is required to receive a continuation award each year and a final performance report is required 90 days after completion of a project. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Expenditure summarizations are required annually by the APR annual and final instructions. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR 74, 75, and 80), grantees must maintain certain project records for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is up to 60 months. Funds are awarded for 12-month budget periods. Continuations are subject to the availability of funds and recipient performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Tara Ramsey Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E309, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 260-2063
(Project Grants) FY 14 $18,835,893; FY 15 est $20,386,918; and FY 16 est $20,386,918
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $180,000-$475,000 Average: $446,438.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
(a) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, and 99. (b) The regulations in 34 CFR part 206. (c) The definitions in 34 CFR 200.81.
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