Description: Funds support high quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Funds also ensure that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services (including supportive services) that address their special needs but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. Federal funds are allocated by formula to SEAs, based on each state’s per pupil expenditure for education and counts of eligible migratory children, age 3 through 21, residing within the state.
Funding Title: Migrant Education State Grants
Agency Name: Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
Target Population: Migrant children
Expected Number of Awards: Federal funds are allocated by formula to state education agencies, based on each State’s per pupil expenditure for education and counts of eligible migratory children, aged 3 through 21, residing within the State.
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: State education agencies apply to the Department for funds using either a Title I Migrant-specific application, or a consolidated application through which States submit a single application for funds for a number of Federal education formula grant programs.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $374,751,000
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies or consortia of State educational agencies.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/mep/legislation.html
Link to Full Announcement: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/mep/index.html
Office of Migrant Education: PHONE:(202) 260-1164, FAX: (202) 205-0089
To view the current Migrant Education State Program Directors contact list, click here: