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Migrant Education Program Funding


The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a state administered program. The California Department of Education (CDE) is responsible for leadership, oversight, and ensuring that migrant students receive the full benefit of this funding. Migrant Education operating agencies and service providers shall comply with all applicable and state laws, regulations, policies, guidelines and operating practices. This page contains links to a variety of forms and resources to assist with specific tasks related to MEP activities.

Requests for Applications (RFA)

Fiscal Guidance

The MEP Fiscal Guidance documents serve as guidance on the regulations, policies and procedures for the use of MEP funds.

  • MEP Allowable Cost Guidebook, October 2020 (DOCX)
  • MEP Fiscal Handbook (The MEP Fiscal Handbook is available upon request. It is currently being updated. If you encounter any Migrant Education Expenditure reporting system or MEP Online Application system rules that are more stringent than the previous fiscal handbook, the system rules supersede the handbook. Please email Alex Leguizamo at for more information.)

Direct Funding Guide

The MEP Direct Funding Guide provides regional and district staff with information and guidelines for an agency to apply to the CDE to receive direct funding for the provision of services to migrant students and families.


Funding Results

Questions:   Migrant Education Office | 916-319-0851
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 10, 2023
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