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
Active
Program Number
84.011
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Authorization
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 migratory-agricultural workers or migratory fishers or who are the spouses of migratory agricultural workers or migratory fishers, who have moved across school district lines within the past 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in agriculture or fishing.
Credentials/Documentation
States are responsible for ensuring that information documenting a child's eligibility is recorded on a Certificate of Eligibility.
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. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. An SEA is eligible for funding if it submits either a consolidated State application that includes information the Department of Education requires, or a program application that contains descriptions of (1) how, in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects, the State and its local operating agencies will ensure that the unique educational needs of migratory children, including preschool migratory children and migratory children who have dropped out of school, are identified and addressed through (a) the full range of services that are available for migratory children from appropriate local, State, and Federal educational programs; (b) joint planning among local, State, and Federal educational programs serving migratory children, including language instruction educational programs under part A of title III; (c) the integration of services available under this part with services provided by those other programs; and (d) measurable program objectives and outcomes; (2) a description of how the State will use funds received under this part to promote interstate and intrastate coordination of services for migratory children, including how the State will provide for educational continuity through the timely transfer of pertinent school records, including information on health, when children move from one school to another, whether or not such move occurs during the regular school year, and (3) a description of the State's priorities for the use of funds received under this part, and how such priorities relate to the State's assessment of needs for services in the State consistent with the State application requirements in ESEA section 1304(b) and the consolidated State plan application template. The program description also must contain assurances that the MEP program statute requires. Contact the program office for more information.
Award Procedure
The Department awards funds to any SEA whose application the Secretary has approved under Section 1304 of the ESEA (in the MEP program statute) or under section 8302 (consolidated State applications).The Department of Education notifies an approved State educational agency of its award through a Grant Award Notification (GAN).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
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 in 34 CFR Sec. 76.563-76.569.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Specific performance monitoring requirements will be included in the grant documents.
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 Part 75 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR part 75), and the Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 CFR 200.333, program records must be maintained for 3 years, or longer depending on whether an exception to this rule applies.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title I Part C. Sec 1303, ESEA Starting in fiscal year 2017, funds will be allocated through a statutory formula based on each State’s per-pupil expenditure for education, its average number of eligible migratory children aged 3 through 21 residing within the State in the preceding 3 years, and the number of eligible migrant children aged 3 through 21 who received services in summer or intersession programs provided by the State during the previous year. Under a hold-harmless provision, States are assured at least 90 percent of their previous fiscal year’s allocations for fiscal years 2017 through 2019. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
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. Electronic funds 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, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-6135 US
lisa.gillette@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 260-1426
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/mep/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0900-0-1-501
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$364,751,000.00; FY 19 est $364,751,000.00; FY 20 est $364,751,000.00; FY 17$364,751,000.00; FY 16$364,751,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards in FY 2017 was $0 - $114,386,281.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, applies to this program. (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) 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. Contact the program office for additional information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.