January 15, 2009

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2009.146 - Funding Available for Districts Serving Migratory Children

Dear Bilingual Program Directors:

The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting applications for funding of migrant supplemental education services in the summer of 2009 in districts with qualifying migrant students under Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The application is available at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/pdfs/20-37_migrant_app.pdf. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2009.

Students who are 0-21 years old and have not graduated from high school may be eligible if they have

moved within the past three years across state or school district lines with a parent or guardian or on their own to obtain temporary or seasonal work in agricultural production, fishing or food processing industries. A certified recruiter must document that children qualify as migrant students.

ISBE can assist districts with this process. To request assistance in identifying eligible migrant children, districts may complete the survey found at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/pdfs/migrant_survey.pdf. For more information, contact Beth Robinson at 312-814-3850.