Information for Growers & Businesses

What is the MEP?

What is the Migrant Education Program (MEP)?

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was established in 1966 and helps ensure that migratory children who move among states are not penalized by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

A migratory child is any child ages 0-21 who moves across district lines, either on their own or with a parent or guardian, to obtain qualifying seasonal or temporary agricultural work. 

Learn more about the MEP here:

The MEP and Local Businesses

The MEP collaborates with local businesses who hire agricultural workers to identify those employees who may qualify for the MEP, and to provide support to those workers and their families. 

Some examples of support for our families include: 

Ways to support the MEP: