Tag Archives: Cooperation


general demographic information on migrant workers and agriculture

National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) – The U.S. Department of Labor is the only national information source on the demographics and working and living conditions of U.S. farmworkers. Since the NAWS began surveying farmworkers in 1988, it has collected information from over 25,000 workers. The survey samples all crop farmworkers in three cycles each year in order to capture the seasonality of the work. The NAWS locates and samples workers at their work sites, avoiding the well-publicized undercount of this difficult-to-find population. During the initial contact, arrangements are made to interview the respondent at home or at another convenient location.

U.S.Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Survey (NASS), Census of Agriculture – The census of agriculture is a complete accounting of United States agricultural production. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the Nation. The census includes as a farm every place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold or normally would have been sold during the census year. The census of agriculture is taken every five years covering the years ending in “2”; and “7.”

general education publications and products

General Education Publications and Products – The U.S. Department of Education publishes a wealth of information for teachers, administrators, policymakers, researchers, parents, students, and others with a stake in education. Learn more about publications available through the Department.

other resources

The Office of Migrant Education provides links to clearinghouses, technical assistance resources and related programs.

Legislation, Regulations and Guidance


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part C, Sec. 1308; 20 U.S.C. 6398.


Program regulations are found at EDGAR; 34 CFR 200.

Funding Status


Appropriation: Up to $10,000,000
Number of New Awards Anticipated: 20 consortium incentive grants; 1 Migrant Education Coordination
Support contract; 1 Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Independent Verification and Validation
(IV&V) and Management Support Contract (also known as the MSIX Acquisition Support Contract); 49 MSIX
State Data Quality Grants
Number of Continuation Awards: 2 contracts


Appropriation: Up to $10,000,000


Appropriation: Up to $10,000,000
Number of New Awards Anticipated: 39 consortium incentive grants to state education agencies
Number of Continuation Awards: 3 contracts


Appropriation: Up to $10,000,000


Appropriation: $10,000,000

Appropriation: $563,312
Number of New Awards: None


Funding Level: $547,465

Note: Migrant coordination activities are funded from a set-aside of up to $10,000,000 from the annual appropriation for the migrant education program. See also Education of Migratory Children (# 84.011), also under the topical heading "Migrant Education."


Who May Apply: (by category) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Nonprofit Organizations, State Education Agencies (SEAs)

Migrant Education Coordination Support Center


Grants and contracts that will be funded in FY 2008 include:

(1) Consortium Incentive Grants, which support multistate consortia for improving coordination in eight areas of
need (i.e., improving the identification and recruitment of eligible migrant children; using scientifically based
research to improve school readiness; improving reading and math proficiency; decreasing the dropout rate;
improving high school completion rates; strengthening the involvement of parents; expanding access to innovative
technologies; and improving the education attainment of out-of-school migratory youths);
technologies; and improving the education attainment of out-of-school migratory youths);
(2) the Migrant Education Resource Center (MERC) known as RESULTS supports initiatives related to interstate and intrastate coordination of the MEP through enhanced communications between MEP stakeholders via a website and other media; presentations on topics relevant to the MEP; and production of a literature review of MEP and related resources;
(3) the Migrant Education Coordination Support Contract (now under our MERC contract as well), a logistical support contract to organize and implement
effective meetings and recommend and procure subject matter experts in support of national interstate
coordination initiatives;
(4) the MSIX, which links state migrant student record systems to electronically exchange academic and
health-related information on a national basis;
(5) the MSIX IV&V and Management Support Contract, which provides independent oversight of the MSIX
contractors’ performance and assistance with investment acquisition, management, and oversight activities; and
(6) the MSIX State Data Quality Grants, which additional resources to SEAs receiving MEP will provide Basic
State Formula Grant awards in order to assist them and their local operating agencies (LOAs) in implementing the
interstate exchange of migrant children’s records electronically through the MSIX.