Migrant Education College Assistance Migrant Program

To assist students who are engaged, or whose immediate family is engaged, in migrant and other seasonal farmwork, are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis, at institutions of higher education and are in the first academic year at such an institution.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

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 Enterprises Corporation At Csusb $ 474,088   2022-07-012023-06-30
Rancho Santiago Community College District $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
State Center Community College District $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
Columbia Basin College $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
New Mexico State University $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
Universidad Interamericana De Puerto Rico, Inc. $ 474,552   2022-07-012023-06-30
Washington State University $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
California State University San Marcos Corporation $ 475,000   2022-07-012023-06-30
Miami Dade College $ 458,894   2022-07-012023-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: : Program performance information from FY 2009 to FY 2015 is available at this website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/camp/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 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 who are engaged, or whose immediate family member is engaged, in migrant and other seasonal farmwork or who have participated or been eligible to participate in the Title I, Migrant Education Program, or the Department of Labor's National Farmworker Jobs Program.


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. 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. Application forms are available from the Department of Education (the Department), as announced in a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). An eligible applicant submits its application to the Department 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 of peer reviewers.

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.


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


Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Section 418A, 20 U.S.C 1070d-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately four months.


Not Applicable.


Grants are awarded 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 period. 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


In the first project year, a grantee must submit to the Department an Interim Performance Report 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 are may be required for projects that do not make substantial progress toward program and project goals.

Summaries of expenditures are required as part of the APR and its instructions include the need to provide annual summaries of expenditures, but no special financial cash reports are required.

Specific performance monitoring requirements will be included in the grant documents.


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.


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



(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-$425,000. Average: $410,615.

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


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 this 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 prior experience of service delivery.

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