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
Active
Program Number
84.141
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Program performance information from FY 2009 to FY 2015 is available at this website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hep/performance.html.
Fiscal Year 2017 Program performance information from FY 2009 to FY 2015 is available at this website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hep/performance.html.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Section 418A
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education or private nonprofit agencies in cooperation with institutions of higher education may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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 Program. Eligible beneficiaries also must be age 16 and older or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, and lacking a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Credentials/Documentation
To be eligible to participate in a HEP project, 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications 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.
Award Procedure
The Department reviews each application using selection criteria published in the Federal Register. Afterwards, the Department conducts a budget analysis of allowable activities and costs and recommendations for new grants, and sends a Grant Award Notification (GAN) to a successful applicant of its award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately four months.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
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 demonstrates the prior experience of service delivery.
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?
Reporting
Performance Reports: The APR and its instructions include the need to provide annual summaries of expenditures, but no and final special financial reports are required. Performance reports are required.
Auditing
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.
Records
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act, the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR part 75), and Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 CFR part 200, grantees must maintain certain project records for three years unless they are needed under one of the exceptions in 2 CFR 200.333 for a longer period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Lisa Gillette
Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E311
Washington, DC 20202 US
lisa.gillette@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 260-1426
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/program/hep/index.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0900-0-1-501
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$22,167,471.00; FY 19 est $22,332,475.00; FY 20 est $22,199,943.00; FY 17$22,212,961.00; FY 16$22,199,943.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $180,000-$475,000 Average: $446,438.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. (d) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 206. (e) The definitions of "migratory agricultural worker" in 34 CFR 200.81(d), "migratory child" in 34 CFR 200.81(e), and "migratory fisher" in 34 CFR 200.81(f). (f) The regulations in 20 CFR 669.110 and 669.320. All grantees are required to comply with these regulations, as applicable. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education (IHEs) only.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Examples of funded applications may be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process and may be available at the program website.
Fiscal Year 2017 Examples of funded applications may be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process and may be available at the program website.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.