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84.149 Migrant Education_College Assistance Migrant Program

AUTHORIZATION:

Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Section 418A, 20 U.S.C 1070d-2.
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To assist students that are engaged, or whose parents are engaged in migrant and other seasonal farmwork, and are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis in the first academic year at an institution of higher education.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Project funds may be used to provide supportive and instructional services, including tutoring and counseling services and assistance in obtaining student financial aid (including stipends, tuition, and room and board) to first-year college students, assist those students in obtaining financial aid for their remaining undergraduate years, and provide follow-up services, such as monitoring and reporting students first year and subsequent year academic progress, and referrals to counseling services, academic assistance or financial aid.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Institutions of higher education or private nonprofit agencies in cooperation with institutions of higher education may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   First-year college students that are engaged, or whose parents are engaged, in migrant and other seasonal farmwork or who have participated or been eligible to participate in the Title I, Migrant Education Program.

Credentials/Documentation:   To be eligible to participate in a CAMP project, the applicant must: (1) be enrolled or admitted for enrollment as a full-time student at a participating institution of higher education; (2) not be beyond the first academic year of a program of study at the institution of higher education, as determined under the standards of the institution; and (3) be determined by the grantee to need the academic and supporting services and financial assistance provided by the project in order to complete an academic program of study at the institution of higher education. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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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 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:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application forms are available from the Department of Education. An applicant submits its application to the Department of Education no later than the date announced by the Department in the Federal Register. An application 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 possible selection for funding.

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.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Approximately three months.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Grants are awarded for 5 years, subject to the availability of funds and recipient performance.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

The project period is up to 60 months; funds are awarded for a 12-month budget period. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds and recipient performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual continuation applications showing satisfactory performance are required each year, and a final performance report is required 90 days after project ends. 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 $100,000 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 $100,000 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. If such entities are excluded, audits of these entities shall be made in accordance with statutory requirements and the provisions of 34 CFR 74.

Records:   In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR 74, 75, and 80), grantees must maintain certain project records for five years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0900-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 15 $16,905,040; FY 16 est $22,199,943; and FY 17 est $22,199,943

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Range: $180,000-$425,000. Average: $410,615.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: Program performance information from FY 2009 to FY 2014 is available at this website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/camp/performance.html. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

34 CFR 206.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Tara Ramsey Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., room 3E309, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: tara.ramsey@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2063

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2015: Examples of funded applications may be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process and may be available at the program website.�. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Program regulations (34 CFR 206) include the criteria for selecting proposals, as follows: Need for Project (15 points); quality of project design (20 points); quality of management plan (20 points); quality of project services (15 points); quality of project personnel (10 points); adequacy of resources (10 points); evaluation (10 points); prior experience (15 points).

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