The TEA provides two documents, the Program-Specific Provisions & Assurances and the Program Guidelines (located within the documents for the current- year ESSA Consolidated Grant Application), to assist SSAs in operating an MEP. These documents work together to explain the expectations for MEP funding, how it should be used, and who should benefit. These resources should be referenced throughout the year to ensure the program is providing all required services and that expenditures are appropriate.
As a fiscal agent for the SSA, the ESC is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to the financial responsibilities outlined by the ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application Guidelines. To build understanding and collaboration between the ESC and the SSA Member District, the ESCs should share this important information with the SSA Member District, including the SSA Member District's Migrant Contact, Business Office Manager, and Federal Programs Director. This ensures all program stakeholders understand the fiscal and programmatic expectations for the SSA.
For more information on the appropriate use of MEP funds from the SSA Member District staff perspective, refer to the Program-Specific Provisions & Assurances and Program Guidelines in the Responsibilities of SSA Member District section.