Migrant Education Program (Yr. 1/5)

Division: Student Services
Office: Student Achievement and Accountability

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Purpose: The purpose of the federal Migrant Education Program (MEP) is: (1) to ensure that eligible children of migratory farm workers and migratory fishers are provided with appropriate educational support services to help reduce the educational lags that that result from repeated moves; and (2) to ensure that these children have the opportunity to meet the same challenging state educational content and student performance standards that all children are expected to meet. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a five-year program which focuses on the provision of the following services for eligible children of migratory farmworkers and migratory fishers: identification and recruitment of students, the intrastate and interstate transfer of student records, supplemental instruction, and health and other support services. This is the first year of the multi-year grant program. The NJDOE, through this Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO), solicits application from those local education agencies throughout New Jersey who are able to demonstrate an organizational commitment and capacity to serve the highly specialized needs of this population. Two grantees will be chosen, one to provide services to the northern region and the other to provide services to the southern region. (See Section 1.3 for the counties included in each region).

Eligible Agencies: This notice of grant opportunity is a competitive grant open to all local education agencies throughout New Jersey.

Approximate Number of Awards: 2 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $2,060,000 Application Due Date: 9/17/2008