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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

84.011:  Migrant Education: Basic State Grant Program

Objectives:  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.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


84.011 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.

84.011 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  The State educational agency works closely with local educational agencies, IHE's, and public and nonprofit private agencies that serve migratory children. 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:  State educational agencies submit applications to the Department of Education that meet the requirements of Section 1304 or Section 14302 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:  Announced annually.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  About 3 months.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  None. Applications can be submitted by State educational agencies for a multi-year period. However, the application must be updated to reflect significant changes. Funds are awarded on an annual basis.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Not applicable.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Program funds are used to establish or improve programs to meet the special educational needs of migratory children in such areas as academic instruction; remedial and compensatory instruction; bilingual and multicultural instruction; vocational instruction and career education services; special guidance, counseling, and testing services; health services; and preschool services.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Average State award was $6,657,000 in fiscal year 1999.

84.011 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 84.141 Migrant Education: High School Equivalency Program;
  • 84.144 Migrant Education: Coordination Program;
  • 84.149 Migrant Education: College Assistance Migrant Program;
  • 84.213 Even Start: State Educational Agencies;
  • 93.246 Health Centers Grants for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers;
  • 93.600 Head Start.

84.011 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

For the 1999 school year, about 718,000 full-time equivalent students in about 3,500 local school districts in 49 States, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands, are estimated to be eligible for and are expected to receive service from the Title I migrant education funding and other support services.

84.011 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Type of Assistance:  Formula Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $354,689,000; FY 00 est $354,689,000; and FY 01 est $380,000,000.

Budget Account Number:  91-0900-2-1-501.

Authorization:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part C, 20 U.S.C. 6391 et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  34 CFR 200. For more information, contact the program office.

84.011 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., FB6-Room 3E329, Washington, DC 20202-6135. Contact: James English. Phone: (202) 260-1164. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

84.011 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and 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 21 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. Counts of migratory children are provided to the Department by the State education agencies. State per pupil expenditure rates are determined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This program has no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Twelve months. Unspent funds may be carried over into the next fiscal year.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Program funds are used to support high quality and comprehensive educational programs that address the needs of migratory children.

84.011 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.

Audits:  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 $300,000 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 $300,000 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 three years.

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