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Migrant Education Program

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

Funding Description

Pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, Title 1, Part C, the purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migratory students can meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet. Funding supports high quality comprehensive educational programs to help overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolations, varying health related problems and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to succeed in schools. Funding through the application process supports 20 program offices to provide supplementary education and support services to migrant children. Funds are determined using an approved California Department of Education funding formula.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funding is designated to the 15 Migrant Education Regions and 5 Direct Funded Districts.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


Legal Authority Title I, Part C, Every Student Succeeds Act; Budget Item 6100-125-0890 Schedules 1 & 2.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3060, 3061, 3110 / 8290
Total Available $125,294,000
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The allocation formula for the 20 migrant subgrantees is based on various factors including the count of eligible students during the regular school year and summer. Also taken into consideration is the number of students who moved within one year and are considered at risk of failing, and students' ages between 19 and 21 who have not received a high school diploma.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 28, 2019
Due Date April 5, 2019
Expected Notification Date July 1, 2019

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Overview of Migrant Education in California []
Fiscal Migrant Funding 2019-20 []
Funding ResultsMigrant Funding 2019-20 []
Other Due Dates: April 5, 2019 for Direct Funded Districts and May 7, 2019 for Regions.


Program Teresa Palomino, 916-319-0678,
Fiscal Prakash Chand, 916-319-0624,
Division English Learner Support Division, 916-319-0851 (phone), 916-319-0138 (fax)
Last Modified: September 3, 2019
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