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Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) Program

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

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.

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. 2010-11 funds will go to the 22 Migrant Education Regional Offices.
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. 2009 Budget Act Item Number 6110-125-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
3110 / 8290
Total Available $5,482,528
Recipient
Amount
$20,546 to $720,800
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Based on the number of sites, parents, children served, and the number of identified migrants age zero to seven years old.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
June 17, 2010
Due Date July 23, 2010
Expected
Notification Date
August 6, 2010

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r22/mees10rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/me/mt/mees.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Gloria Guzman-Walker
Phone : 916-323-4711
E-mail : gguzman@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Prakash Chand
Phone : 916-319-0624
E-mail : pchand@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-319-0851
Fax : 916-319-0139

Last Modified: April 22, 2011

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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