Migrant Education High School Equivalency Program

To assist students who are engaged, or whose immediate family is engaged, in migrant and other seasonal farm-work to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Louisiana At Monroe $ 449,013   2020-07-012021-06-30
Csub Auxiliary For Sponsored Programs Administration $ 471,950   2020-07-012021-06-30
Mendocino-lake Community College District Inc $ 398,348   2020-07-012021-06-30
Portland Community College $ 475,000   2020-07-012021-06-30
Heritage University $ 475,000   2020-07-012021-06-30
Columbia Basin Community College $ 475,000   2020-07-012021-06-30
Louisiana Delta Community College $ 447,244   2020-07-012021-06-30
Texas State Technical College $ 473,000   2020-07-012021-06-30
Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. $ 465,900   2020-07-012021-06-30
San Diego County Ser/jobs For Progress, Inc. $ 442,176   2020-07-012021-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Program performance information from FY 2009 to FY 2015 is available at this website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hep/performance.html. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used to recruit and provide academic and support services (including counseling, health services, stipends, and placement) to migrant students to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and to subsequently gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

Beneficiary Eligibility

Persons who are engaged or whose immediate family is engaged in migrant and other seasonal farmwork or who have participated or have been eligible to participate in the Title I, Migrant Education Program or the Department of Labor's National Farmworker Jobs Program. Eligible beneficiaries also must be age 16 and older or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, and lacking a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Credentials/Documentation

To be eligible to participate in a HEP project, the applicant or his or her immediate family member must: (1) Have worked a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months in migrant on seasonal farmwork, or have been eligible to participate or have participated within the past 2 years in Title I, Migrant Education Program or the Department of Labor's National Farmworker Jobs Program; (2) not have earned a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; (3) not be currently enrolled in an elementary or secondary school; (4) be 16 years of age or older, or above the age of compulsory school attendance in the State where the project is located; and (5) be determined by the grantee to need the academic and supporting services and financial assistance provided by the project. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are available from the Department of Education as announced in a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). An eligible 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. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel for selection and possible funding.

Award Procedures

The Department reviews each application using selection criteria published in the Federal Register. Afterwards, the Department conducts a budget analysis of allowable activities and costs and recommendations for new grants, and sends a Grant Award Notification (GAN) to a successful applicant of its award.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Section 418A.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately four months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grants are awarded for up to 60 months. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds and recipient performance.

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 12-month budget periods. Continuations 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

In the first project year, a grantee must submit to the Department an Interim Performance Report (Interim) showing satisfactory performance in order to be eligible to receive a continuation award for the second budget period.

For the following years, a grantee must submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) showing satisfactory performance in order to receive a continuation award, and must submit a final performance report 90 days after completion of the project.

Special financial reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports may be required for projects that do not make substantial progress toward program and project goals.

The APR and its instructions include the need to provide annual summaries of expenditures.

Summaries of expenditures are required as part of the APR s, but no final special financial reports are required.

Performance reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are may be required for projects that do not make substantial progress toward program and project goals, the Department may require additional project reports.

The APR and its instructions include the need to provide annual summaries of expenditures.

The APR and its instructions include the need to provide annual summaries of expenditures, but no and final special financial reports are required.

Performance reports are required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act, the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR part 75), and Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 CFR part 200, grantees must maintain certain project records for three years unless they are needed under one of the exceptions in 2 CFR 200.333 for a longer period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0900-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $22,199,943; FY 17 est $22,199,943; and FY 18 est $22,158,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $180,000-$475,000 Average: $446,438.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. (d) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 206. (e) The definitions of ?migratory agricultural worker? in 34 CFR 200.81(d), ?migratory child? in 34 CFR 200.81(e), and ?migratory fisher? in 34 CFR 200.81(f). (f) The regulations in 20 CFR 669.110 and 669.320. All grantees are required to comply with these regulations, as applicable. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education (IHEs) only.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Nathan Weiss Office of Migrant Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E311, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: nathan.weiss@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-7496

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The Department publishes criteria in a notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. For the purpose of making grants under the program, the Secretary must consider prior experience of service delivery by expiring projects that submit an application under this program and award up to a maximum of 15 additional points to an application that demonstrates the prior experience of service delivery.


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