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Prior to using the ESC ESSA Title I, Part C Migrant Basic Services grant funds to provide direct instructional and/or support services to migrant students identified in Non-Project Districts, the ESC must first do the following:


Complete and document all other ESC program requirements outlined in the ESC ESSA Title I, Part C Migrant Basic Services program guidelines.

Document all efforts made to obtain the service for the student from other resources first. The ESC will do this by collaborating with the district of enrollment/residence to determine whether the district or other entities can provide the service(s) needed for the student.

  • Example 1: A migratory student in a Non-Project District has an identified need for glasses. The ESC contacts the local Lions Club and discovers that the Lions Club provides free eye exams and glasses. Because the Lions Club provides this service for free, the ESC does not use its ESC ESSA Migrant Basic Services grant funds to provide this service to the migratory student.
  • Example 2: A migratory student in a Non-Project District has an identified need for school supplies. The ESC contacts the LEA to find out whether the LEA or any other entities in the community provide school supplies to students, and neither the LEA nor any of the entities in the community do. The ESC may then use its ESC ESSA Migrant Basic Services grant funds to provide school supplies to the migrant student.

ESCs can provide supplemental services through direct instructional and/or support services to migratory students in Non-Project Districts. For a full listing and definitions of instructional and support services, please refer to the Supplemental Program Section of the Texas Data Management Requirements Manual for NGS & MSIX.9

Examples of these services include the following:

  • Direct instructional services: Includes activities such as tutoring in core content areas, statewide student assessment tutorials, reading instruction by a teacher, math instruction by a teacher, Project SMART, A Bright Beginning (ABB), and Early Literacy Migrant Program.
  • Support services: Includes activities such as providing clothing, school supplies, vision, and/or hearing screenings, as well as offering student leadership programs approved by the State MEP.

9“Program Guidelines-2020-2021 ESC ESSA Basic Services Initiative, ”21.