Applicant Information

Who May Apply:

Section 1308(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits an SEA to enter into a consortium with another State or “other appropriate entity”. An “appropriate entity” can be any public or private agency or organization, such as a school district, a charter school, a nonprofit or for-profit organization, or an institution of higher education. However, only SEAs are eligible applicants to receive consortium incentive grants.


Extension for the Application Deadline for Migrant Education Program, Consortium Incentive Grants Program

Application Deadline:  Extended to May 27, 2020.

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Notice of Extension for the Application Deadline for the Migrant Education Program (MEP), Consortium Incentive Grants Program (CIG), CFDA 84.144F was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2020 and is available on under Document Number – 2020-08541.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available here.

Federal Register Notice for New Grants

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the FY 2020 Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, and is available through the following link: FY 2020 CIG Notice Inviting Applications

We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the system at and recommend that you register via early as well as submit your application early. Applicants are required to follow the Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768) and available at, which contains information on how to submit a discretionary grant application.

Opportunity Number

Federal Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-022520-001

Opportunity Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program CFDA Number 84.144F

FY 2020 Application

Pre-Application Webinar

The Office of Migrant Education offered a general Pre-application Webinar for the FY 2020 Competition of the CIG Program on the following date: Thursday, February  27, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The webinar assisted potential applicants to complete their submissions for the FY 2020 competition. The general pre-application webinar addressed the same material and covered the CIG application. The webinar presentation is available here.


Patricia Meyertholen,
U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Migrant Education,
400 Maryland Ave., SW.,
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 260-1394 or by e-mail:

Last Modified: 11/19/2020