Montana Migrant Education Program


The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The United States Department of Education Office of Migrant Education provides formula grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to establish and improve, directly or through local operating agencies (LOAs), education programs for migratory children.


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  • The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ,Title I, Part C, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015– The Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law on December 10, 2015, contains the major statutory provisions that apply to the Migrant Education Program. The new law supersedes the previous law.
    • View the most up to date information on the new law on the Every Student Succeeds Act page at the United States Department of Education, Title I Part C Migrant Education
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Department of Education’s General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), Section 427 – Section 427 requires each applicant for funds (other than an individual person) to include in its application a description of the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, its federally assisted program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs.
For more information please visit the Results website.



  • ESEA Title I Regulations ( 34 CFR Part 200)
  • ESEA General Provisions (34 CFR Part 299): This part of the Department’s regulations establish uniform administrative rules for programs in ESEA Titles I through VII. As indicated in particular sections, certain provisions apply only to a specific group of programs.
For more information please visit the Results website.

Manuals and Training Documents




OPI Staff are here to help:

Angela Branz-Spall, Migrant Education Director, 406-444-2423

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