An Update on Federal Funding
For the current 2023 Federal Fiscal Year, the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program is funded at $375,626,000, the same level as in both the 2021 and 2022 federal fiscal years. This funding is available to States starting July 1, 2023 for use in the 2023-2024 school year.
The recently enacted debt ceiling law includes provisions which are intended to cap federal domestic program funding for at least the next two federal fiscal years and for the 2024 federal fiscal year sets overall domestic discretionary program funding at 2022 levels. However, even with these limitations, some programs might get increases.
The National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) is advocating for an increase to $435 million for the 2024 federal fiscal year. This sum has the backing of the national Hispanic Education Coalition and its member groups.
Last Updated: 6/20/23
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), became law on December 10, 2015.
Several changes were made to the law authorizing the Migrant Education Program.