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Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) Program

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

Funding Description

The California MEES program is a statewide home-based 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 helps 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. 2009 Budget Act Item Number 6110-125-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3110 / 8290
Total Available $5,482,528
Recipient Amount $20,546.00 to $720,800.00
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Based on the number of sites, parents, children served, and the number of identified migrant three through seven year olds.

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 15, 2009
Due Date June 12, 2009
Expected Notification Date July 1, 2009

Additional Information

Application Fiscal Year 2009-10 MEES Request for Application []
Background Migrant Education School Readiness Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Arturo Vásquez, Migrant, Indian and International Education Office, 916-319-0394,
Fiscal Prakash Chand, 916-319-0624,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-319-0851 (phone), 916-319-0139 (fax)
Last Modified: April 22, 2011

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