Title I, Part C – Migrant Education Program

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle in order to succeed in school and to successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment.

Effective July 1, 2004, migrant children became eligible for free meal benefits under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs based on their eligibility for the Migrant Education Program. While a child’s eligibility for the Migrant Education Program may end during either term of the school year, the child’s eligibility for free meals remains effective for the remainder of the school year.

Who Are Migrant Students?

Migrant children served by the MEP are children and youth ages 0-21 whose families work in the agricultural and/or fisheries industries and who will often move across districts and state lines several times within a 12-36 month period of time, following the various crops by season. It is not unusual for children to also work in the fields, alongside their families, when they're not in school and even during the school year.

 Do you need more information on migrant services?

Please complete the form and/or contact Federal Programs department for additional information.(972)223-6666 x207