Migrant Education_State Grant Program


To assist States in ensuring that migratory children have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State content and performance standards that all children are expected to meet.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part C, 20 U.S.C 6391.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State educational agencies or consortia of State educational agencies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Children, ages 0 through 21, of migratory agricultural workers or migratory fishers, including children (i.e. persons age 21 or under) who are agricultural workers or migratory fishers or who are the spouses of migratory workers or migratory fishers, who have moved across school district lines within the past 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture or fishing work.
States are responsible for ensuring that information documenting a child's eligibility is recorded on a Certificate of Eligibility. 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?
Pre-Application Procedure
The State educational agency works closely with local educational agencies, institutions of higher education (IHEs), and public and nonprofit private agencies that serve migratory children. 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. State educational agencies submit applications to the Department of Education that meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and applicable regulations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
The Department of Education notifies an approved State educational agency of its award through a Grant Award Notification (GAN).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Program funds are used to support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs that address the needs of migratory children. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Each SEA receiving funds is required to submit an annual report that provides information on the number of children identified as eligible for the program, characteristics of children served the services provided, staff, and student performance. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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, certain program records must be maintained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title I, Part C. Sec 1303, ESEA.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are for a period of twelve months. Unspent funds may be carried over into the next fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic funds transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Lisa Ramirez Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elemntary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202-6135 Email: lisa.ramirez@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-1386
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $374,751,000; FY 15 est $374,751,000; and FY 16 est $374,751,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards in FY 2015 was $0 - $128,657,713.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 200.
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