Title I Part C is a component of the Consolidated Federal Program process. Please access the State and Federal Grants index page for additional information.
The MEP supports students to reach high standards of academic achievement and is the level of interstate cooperation through the transfer of migrant students' education and health records. This high priority activity helps assure that migrant students are placed appropriately when they enroll in a new school. Their teachers are able to meet their needs and valuable time is not wasted. In addition, secondary students benefit significantly since the transfer of credits and/or partial credits assists them in meeting graduation requirements. The dropout rate among migrant students is high because of the frustration and hopelessness these students encounter when schools are not able to meet their academic needs.
Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education. Funding is based upon the number of migrant children that are identified and certified in the State of Colorado. Funds that each state receives are based on a formula that is developed by the Office of Migrant Education. The Colorado Department of Education, Migrant Education Program funds eight local Migrant Education Projects statewide and amounts vary between $80,000.00 to $1,000,000.00. The allocation to the LEA’s is based on a formula that is generated by student counts and other variables allowed by subject regulations. There are also monies that are set-aside for the following purposes:
- To achieve state goals and state standards;
- To increase summer school enrollment;
- To support increased identification and recruitment;
- To help cover minimal fixed costs;
- To provide meaningful parent involvement;
- To increase graduation rates and decrease drop out rates.