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Migrant Education Even Start

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) program is a statewide home- and school-based family literacy education model. It assists migratory parents to increase literacy skills so that they can prepare their children, birth to seven years of age, to become successful learners. MEES programs help migratory parents develop literacy, parenting, and English-as-a-second-language skills. It also provides preschool services to their children. Families that participate in MEES must be classified as migratory under Migrant Education guidelines.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Only established Regional Migrant Education offices funded through the California Department of Education are eligible to receive MEES funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Legal Authority Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Title I, Part C, Migrant Education; Budget Item 6110-125-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3110 / 8290
Total Available $5,482,528
Recipient Amount Award amounts range from $12,741 to $679,641
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Allocations are based on the number of sites, parents, children served, and the number of identified migrant children, three to seven years old.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 9, 2008
Due Date June 13, 2008
Expected Notification Date July 1, 2008

Additional Information

Application Migrant Education Even Start Program []
Background Migrant Education School Readiness Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Christopher Cambern, 916-319-0394,
Fiscal Geoffrey Ndirangu, 916-445-1335,
Division Language Learner & Support Division, 916-319-0851 (phone), 916-319-0139 (fax)
Last Modified: August 28, 2008

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