Migrant Education Program (MEP) funds support high-quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Funding and eligible services The Migrant Education Program is authorized under Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Federal funds are allocated to OSPI based on per pupil expenditure for education and counts of eligible migratory children, age 3 through 21, residing within the state. OSPI authorizes the sub-grants to local education agencies (school districts), institutions of higher education, and other public and nonprofit agencies.
Services to migrant children and their families may include:
Supplemental academic programs to assist in the achievement of state academic standards
Preschool programs (readiness, transitioning to elementary education)
Family home visiting and academic counseling services
Migrant student data and collection
Student leadership opportunities
Summer schools programs
Secondary credit accrual and exchange
Grants for supplemental secondary services, dropout prevention and retrieval, and alternative education programs; and