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Migrant Education Even Start

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r22/mees08rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/me/mt/mees.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Christopher Cambern
Phone : 916-319-0394
E-mail : ccambern@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Geoffrey Ndirangu
Phone : 916-445-1335
E-mail : gndirang@cde.ca.gov
Division Language Learner & Support Division
Phone : 916-319-0851
Fax : 916-319-0139

Last Modified: August 28, 2008

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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