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Awards –>FY 2016


Migrant Education–>High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Funded


PR Award Number
Obligated Amount
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Wake Technical Community College NC $474,788.00
PDF (14M)
Somerset Community College KY $472,200.00
PDF (15M)
Central Washington University WA $474,918.00
PDF (13M)
El Paso Community College District TX $475,000.00
PDF (12M)
Oregon State University OR $475,000.00
PDF (11M)
Treasure Valley Community College OR $473,879.00
PDF (12M)
Abraham Baldwin Agriculutural College GA $469,751.00
PDF (11M)
SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. San Joaquin Valley CA $387,945.00
PDF (13M)
Hartnell Community College District CA $475,000.00
PDF (12M)
Geneseo Migrant Center, Inc. NY $272,718.00
PDF (11M)
Cambridge Academies CA $464,202.00
PDF (12M)
Fort Scott Community College KS $466,453.00
PDF (12M)
University of North Georgia GA $297,300.00
PDF (11M)
EDCO Collaborative MA $390,871.00
PDF (14M)
University Enterprises, Inc. on behalf of CSU Sacramento CA $475,000.00
PDF (15M)
Madison Area Technical College WI $363,935.00


Migrant Education–>High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Not Funded

PR Award Number
Obligated Amount
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Winton Education Foundation CA $0.00
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Tennessee Opportunity Programs , Inc. TN $0.00
PDF (11M)
Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Inc . AZ $0.00
PDF (12M)
Kansas State University KS $0.00
PDF (12M)
Inter American University of Puerto Rico San German Campus PR $0.00
PDF (11M)
Shekinal Care Facility GA $0.00
PDF (21M)
Amarillo Wesley Community Center TX $0.00
PDF (12M)
Western Michigan University MI $0.00
PDF (14M)
Trustees of Indiana University IN $0.00
PDF (10M)
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus PR $0.00
PDF (8M)
The Executive Center for Economic & Educational Development NC $0.00
PDF (11M)
One American WA $0.00
PDF (11M)
Suagm, Inc. dba Universidad del Turabo PR $0.00

Service to Student


A HEP project may provide services to assist participants in obtaining the equivalent of a secondary school diploma, to assure the success of the participants in meeting the project’s objectives, and to support participants in succeeding at the secondary school level and beyond. The types of allowable services include:

  • Recruitment services to eligible participants.
  • Educational services that provide instruction designed to help student obtain a high school equivalency certificate as defined by the state in which the project is located.
  • Support services for participants that include personal, vocational, and academic counseling; placement services to place students in a university, junior college, or in military services; and health services.
  • Information concerning and assistance in obtaining available student financial aid.
  • Stipends for high school equivalency program participants.
  • Housing for those enrolled in residential programs.
  • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational/cultural activities not available to migrant youth.
  • Other essential supportive services, as needed, to ensure the success of participating students.

Support services are activities that the HEP program can provide to students to address barriers migrant students face in enrolling and completing higher education. Support services can be academic in nature (tutoring), personal (mentoring), or family oriented (parent involvement, community leadership). Examples of support services that can be provided to HEP participants include the following:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • College transition services
  • Work training services
  • Job placement services
  • Counseling and guidance services
  • Transportation services
  • Child care
  • Tuition
  • Books and materials
  • Room and board
  • Stipends





  • The National High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Association is dedicated to ensuring that migrant and farmworker youths have access to earning GEDs and postsecondary education opportunities. The National HEP-CAMP Association Web Page provides general information about the HEP and CAMP programs as well as links to individual directors of HEP and CAMP programs across the country.
  • 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.”

Performance Reporting and Evaluation

Annual Performance Reporting allows programs to determine the overall effectiveness in meeting program goals and objectives, such as GPRA 1, GPRA 2, and Efficiency targets.

Program evaluation allows programs to: 1) provide data on GPRA 1,GPRA 2 and Efficiency targets; 2) determine at what level of quality program activities are being implemented; 3) identify strengths and weaknesses in program implementation and program effectiveness through tools such as exit interviews, surveys, observations, recruitment, counseling, or tutoring logs, and research analyses (finding correlations between practices and results). Program evaluation is both formative and summative, allowing for the use of annual performance results that may lead to recommendations for changes in programming.

Meeting Materials


Annual Director’s Meeting


July 31 – August 2, 2017 ● Washington, DC

2016 HEP Results (PowerPoint , 188KB)
2016 CAMP Results (PowerPoint, 179KB)
2017 ADM HEP Annual Performance Report (PowerPoint, 4.2MB)
2017 ADM CAMP Annual Performance Report (PowerPoint, 2.6MB)
Budgets – Little Tips That Matter (PowerPoint, 230 KB)
HEP and CAMP Policy: Review and Looking Forward (PowerPoint, 128KB)
Competition Demographics: Six Year Trends (PowerPoint, 440KB)
2017 Evidence of Promise Presentation (PowerPoint, 146KB)






Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance



HEP Eligibility Guidance

Grant Management and Monitoring


Monitoring is an integral part of the Department of Education’s grant administration and oversight. The end goal of the Department’s monitoring is to promote the efficient and effective achievement of the program objectives. These objectives are in support the Department’s mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. OME conducts monitoring to:

  • Examine the objectives and results achieved by a HEP or CAMP project, particularly progress against GPRA indicators
  • Review implementation of a HEP or CAMP project with a focus on project quality and areas of improvements
  • Determine project compliance with applicable statutes/regulations; and
  • Examine the resolution of prior findings from monitoring reviews and audits.




Please visit the resource section periodically for new materials and information on Grant Management and Monitoring.

Funding Status

To learn more about the President’s Budget Request and Congressional actions, visit the Department’s budget homepage here.


Financial Management

The Department of Education requires its grantees to maintain adequate financial management systems. An adequate financial system is one that enables the grantee to accurately identify the source and disbursement of all funds for federally sponsored activities. To ensure transparency and compliance with the terms of the grant, grantees must retain records of their financial management procedures. A high-quality financial management system should also allow the grantee to show the relationship between financial data and performance outcomes.



Eligibility and Recruitment

Be strategic and thoughtful about recruiting efforts by establishing a documented recruitment plan. Elements to include in your program’s plan include:

  • the recruitment activities identified in your approved application
  • a defined target population
  • strategies to focus on the state’s agriculture and farming industries
  • an identified geographic area for your recruitment efforts
  • an established timeline
  • identified networks that are already established to tap into, and ways to utilize technology to expand your outreach efforts