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84.144 Migrant Education_Coordination Program

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part C, Section 1308, 20 U.S.C 6398.
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To encourage the interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant education including consortium arrangements in order to reduce the administrative costs of state educational agencies (SEAs) receiving Title I Migrant Education Program funds under 84.011.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds are used to: (A) Support activities to improve interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant education by State and local educational agencies; and (B) provide incentive grants to SEAs that participate in an approved consortium under the program. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and other public or nonprofit private entities may apply for funds to improve interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant education (specific eligibility varies by activity). SEAs participating in MEP consortium may apply for incentive grant awards.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Migratory children of migratory agricultural workers or migratory fishers benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his/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:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the regulations, instructions, and forms included in the grant application package. The applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel for funding selection.

Award Procedure:   The Department of Education notifies successful applicants of awards. Actual negotiation and awarding of grants is done by the Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education staff. The Department's Contracts Service negotiates contracts.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Approximately three months.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Not Applicable.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Interstate and intrastate coordination grants have no statutory formula or matching requirements. Consortium incentive grants are awarded by formula, based on the amount of MEP funds an SEA is able to redirect from administrative activities into direct services to migrant children as a result of participating in a consortium. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Grants and contracts for interstate and intrastate coordination activities may be awarded for not more than five years, subject to the availability of funds. Consortium incentive grants are annual awards made for a 12-month period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual performance reports are required from SEAs participating in consortium incentive grants and from other grant recipients. Reports for activities funded through contracts depend on the specific terms of the contract. 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 Administration 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, grantees must maintain certain project records for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0900-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 08 $10,000,000; FY 09 est $10,000,000; FY 10 est $10,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Range: $60,000-$120,000.

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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 75, 76, and 80.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Lindsay Booth Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, room 3E329, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: lindsay.booth@ed.gov Phone: (202)453-6931

Web Site Address:  
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/ome/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:

The criteria for interstate/intrastate coordination grants are consistent with 34 CFR 75. Incentive grant awards are made under a formula established in a Notice of Final Criteria published April 8, 1996, in the Federal Register at FR 15670.

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