Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Educational Assistance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and Their Families

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On December 17, 2013 (EST)

The Department of Education announced two funding announcements of interest to ETA staff working with MSFW programs.  Excerpts and links appear below.  The deadline for submission under both competitions is February 19, 2014.

High School Equivalence Program (HEP)
The purposes of HEP are to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family:

(1) Obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency (HSE) established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted; and

(2) gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

The Administration has requested $5,855,833 for new awards for this program for FY 2014. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, the Department is inviting applications at this time to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.

Estimated Range of Awards: $180,000-$475,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $447,488.
Estimated Number of Awards: 13.

The competitive preference is “Prior Experience of Service Delivery.”

There are two invitational priorities:

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM)”

• Providing students with increased access to rigorous and engaging coursework in STEM.
• Increasing the opportunities for high-quality preparation of, or professional development for, teachers or other educators of STEM subjects.

“Faith-Based and Community Organizations”

• Applications that propose to engage faith-based and community organizations in the delivery of services under this program.

The December 16 FEDERAL REGISTER provides full background and application instructions.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
The purpose of CAMP is to provide academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members
of their immediate family complete their first year of college and continue in postsecondary education.

The Administration has requested $4,869,853 for new awards for this program for FY 2014. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, the Department is inviting applications at this time to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.

Estimated Range of Awards: $180,000-$425,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $387,266.
Estimated Number of Awards: 12.

The competitive and invitational priorities are identical to those for HEP.

The December 16 FEDERAL REGISTERprovides full background and application instructions.




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