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84.011 Migrant Education_State Grant Program

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part C, 20 U.S.C 6391.
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To assist States to ensure that migratory children have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State content and performance standards that all children are expected to meet.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

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. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State educational agencies or consortia of State educational agencies and other appropriate entities may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Children, ages 0 through 21, of migratory agricultural workers or of migratory fishers, including children (i.e. persons under age 21) who are workers themselves and the spouses of such workers, who have moved across school district lines during the past 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture, fishing, or related food processing activities.

Credentials/Documentation:   States are responsible for ensuring that information documenting a child's eligibility is recorded on a certificate of eligibility. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   The State educational agency works closely with local educational agencies, IHEs, and public and nonprofit private agencies that serve migratory children. 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. 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:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. State educational agencies submit applications to the Department of Education that meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and applicable regulations.

Award Procedure:   The Department of Education notifies an approved State educational agency of its award.

Deadlines:   Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately three months.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Not Applicable.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

Statutory Formula: Title I, Part C. Matching Requirements: Funds are allocated through a statutory formula based on each State's per pupil expenditure and the number of eligible full-time and part-time equivalent migrant students aged three through twenty-one residing within the State. In determining the full-time and part-time equivalent number of migratory children who are in a State during the summer months, the Secretary adjusts the number to take into account the special needs of those children for summer and/or intersession programs and the additional costs of operating such programs during the summer. Beginning in 2003, each State will receive at least 100 percent of its fiscal year 2002 allocation and any amount in excess of that appropriation will be distributed by the formula included above. Sec 1303, ESEA. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Twelve months. Unspent funds may be carried over into the next fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The information is contained in the award documents.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Each SEA receiving funds is required to submit an annual performance report that provides information on the number of children identified as eligible for the program, characteristics of children served the services provided, and staff. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $500,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.

Records:   In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, certain program records must be maintained for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0900-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Formula Grants) FY 08 $369,771,000; FY 09 est $394,771,000; FY 10 est $394,771,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

The range of awards in FY 2016 was $0 - $128,657,713.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

34 CFR 200. For more information, contact the program office.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

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

Web Site Address:  
http://www.ed.gov/programs/mep/index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

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