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Supports Available to
MEP Staff

Project Districts have many roles and responsibilities in order to implement an effective MEP. The primary source of support for the MEP is the ESC MEP. They provide ongoing training and technical assistance specifically to address the needs and implementation of the MEP.

There are also many organizations and programs that may assist district MEP staff in providing services to migratory children and youth.

Search for supports either alphabetically or by category (LEA Program Assistance, Student Assistance, or Family Assistance) by clicking on the options below. This list is not exhaustive.


  • Association for Migrant Educators of Texas
    • AMET, a nonprofit, statewide organization, was created to advocate for Texas migratory students and their families who are seasonally and temporarily employed in the agricultural and fishing industries.
    • It also provides leadership and resources to educators of migratory students and serves as a voice for the MEP in the State of Texas.
    • AMET strives to provide professional development, learning opportunities, connection to resources, and networking through an annual state conference.
    • AMET also promotes post-secondary education through a scholarship program which awards monies via a competitive process.
  • ESCORT
    • ESCORT, formerly the Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training, is a national resource center dedicated to improving educational opportunities for ALL children. ESCORT staff work with state and local education agencies, school districts, and federal and state government agencies to enable education and services for disadvantaged populations. Their work is primarily focused on the needs of migrant farmworker families and English learners.
  • Head Start
    • The Office of Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs.
    • This website provides addresses and contact information to the nearest Head Start Program, resources for parents, and much more information to assist low-income families.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration-Health Center Program
    • HRSA programs help assure access to quality and culturally competent comprehensive primary health care services for children in migrant and seasonal farmworker families.
    • HRSA also works with the Administration for Children and Families Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program to coordinate resources and align policies at the national level, while Health Centers and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs work at the local level to connect children with oral health and other primary health care services during peak agricultural periods.
  • Instructional Services for Out-of-School and Secondary Youth
    • The goal of iSOSY is to develop resources and materials to address the needs of migratory youth. iSOSY helps students identify and achieve their academic and career goals with support from innovative technology. iSOSY expands capacity at the state and local levels to support the success of OSY and secondary students who are at risk of dropping out of high school.
  • Migrant Clinicians Network
    • Migrant Clinicians Network is a nonprofit organization that supports a group of clinicians who in turn are committed to serving migrants and their families with services, specialties, and dedication.
    • MCN provides bridge case management, support, technical assistance, and professional development to clinicians in FQHCs and other health care delivery sites with the ultimate purpose of providing quality health care that increases access and reduces disparities for migrant farmworkers and other mobile underserved populations.
    • MCN employs a professional staff of 25 based in four offices across the US that carry out its work of serving as a professional home for clinicians serving migrants. Within that scope, MCN engages in research, develops appropriate resources, advocates for migrants and clinicians, engages outside partners, and runs programs that support clinical care on the frontline of migrant health.
  • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities falls under the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs umbrella. This agency can help families locate licensed, suitable, and safe migrant labor facilities.
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facility Standards and other useful resources can also be found at this website.
  • Migrant Legal Action Program
    • The MLAP provides legal representation and a national voice for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
    • It works to enforce rights and improve public policies affecting farmworkers’ working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition and general welfare.
    • MLAP staff is actively involved in a variety of advocacy, including legislative and administrative representation.
  • Migrant Student Information Exchange
    • MSIX is a national migrant student database; a web-based, consolidated, migrant student record that links all states’ migrant student record systems, facilitating the consolidation of migrant students’ education and health information.
    • MSIX is used primarily by authorized school personnel to facilitate school enrollment, grade and course placement, and the accrual of secondary school course credits.
    • To obtain access to this database, an account must be created by contacting the ESC MEP staff in your region.
  • Motivation Education and Training, Inc.
    • This private, nonprofit corporation helps rural communities in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming with family services and activities through partnerships with a network of service centers.
    • One of the partnerships they have is with Early Head Start and Head Start Programs to provide additional assistance to low-income families that reach above and beyond the scope of Head Start Programs.
    • MET also helps provide meals to at-risk children; education, training, and jobs for young adults.
  • National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education
    • NASDME is the professional organization of state officials charged with the effective and productive management of supplemental programs that help migrant children succeed in school.
    • It provides its members ongoing information about policy developments and staff development opportunities.
    • NASDME represents the Migrant Education community in continuing dialogues with the Federal government.
    • To access a list of MEP directors and their contact information for all States in the United States, click on the NASDME State Information page.
  • National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc (1-800-377-9968) 
    • The NCFH is a private, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Texas that is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families. Information about quality health services, career training and technical assistance programs, and a variety of products available to community and migrant health centers nationwide are made available on their website. It also provides information about other organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health.
    • The NCFH’s Migrant Health Center Map displays different centers across the United States. As one hovers over a certain center, the name, address, and contact information appears.
    • NCFH staff may assist migrant/farmworkers access public service providers; help with completion of applications for services such as medical, dental, and vision providers; and even provide interpreters for families.
  • National High School Equivalency Program, College Assistance Migrant Program and HEP/CAMP Association
    • HEP and CAMP are educational programs which serve students from migrant or seasonal farm-worker families. HEP helps students who have dropped out of high school get their High School Equivalency Credentials and serves more than 6,000 students annually. CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. CAMP serves approximately 2,400 migrant participants annually. Overall, nearly three-quarters of all CAMP students graduate with baccalaureate degrees.
    • These two programs, which have achieved stunning success rates since their inception, are funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education and are administered by universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
    • The National HEP/CAMP Association is an organization whose membership is comprised of universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations that administer a HEP and/or a CAMP. The Association’s membership is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of the National HEP and CAMP program and all HEP and CAMP projects. It also disseminates information about HEP and CAMP programs and projects to aid in recruitment of students.
  • Texas New Generation System
    • The TX-NGS is a statewide web-based interstate information network that communicates demographic, educational and health data on migrant students in the State of Texas to educators throughout the nation.
    • The objective of the TX-NGS is to continue improving the design of the system using existing and future technologies that collect, store/maintain, communicate, and present education and health information for migratory children.
    • To obtain access to this database, an account must be created by contacting the ESC MEP staff in your region.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
    • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. On this website, you may find answers to many questions and resources to help with different issues in Texas counties such as major efforts in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.
  • Texas Assessment Management System
    • This resource portal was created by the TEA to help parents understand their children’s state assessment scores; learn about what the STAAR tests are assessing; find ways to help their children prepare for the STAAR tests, and obtain helpful resources for their children.
    • The content, available in English and Spanish, is presented in the form of videos, lists, and easy-to-read narratives.
  • Texas Health Steps of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Texas Health Steps provides healthcare for children birth through age 20 who have Medicaid.
    • It gives children free medical checkups starting at birth and free dental checkups starting at 6 months of age. Checkups can help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat.
  • Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) Web Portal
    • TMEP is a web portal created by the TEA.
    • It was created to provide centralized accessibility to many websites useful for a MEP.
  • Texas Migrant Interstate Program
    • TMIP is a special project of the TEA whose purpose is to facilitate intra- and interstate coordination of information as well as resources and services for migrant students, with an emphasis on serving students identified by the Texas MEP in order to help meet the educational needs of migrant children from Texas who migrate out of state.
    • MEP staff may contact the TMIP for assistance with the following:
      • Administration and coordination of the state assessments while in a receiving state
      • Access to free online tutorials and study guides to prepare for the state assessment
      • Coordination with receiving states to assist students with credit accrual and credit consolidation
      • Coordination and collaboration with receiving states to transfer credits earned while migrating
    • For more information on the services available through TMIP, visit the TMIP website.
  • Texas Workforce Commission
    • TWC is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
    • The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce; providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training, adult education and literacy services; providing services for people with disabilities to obtain training and employment; and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • This web-based site of the NASS, offers agricultural statistics, charts, maps, and many other tools of all the agricultural products in the United States.
    • Data may be accessed by state, county, and/or subject (crops, plants, demographics, economic, prices, environmental, livestock and animals, etc.).
  • U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs
    • The U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs website can assist farmworkers in locating employers currently seeking to hire employees in seasonal and temporary jobs.
    • Searches may be conducted by occupation, job title, industry, etc. in any city, state or zip code indicated.

Primary resources to assist the LEA MEP staff with implementation of their MEP.

Texas Education Agency

  • The TEA is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary education. This link takes users directly to the content that supports the Texas Migrant Education Program.
  • Scroll down the pages to access resources such as the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program Guide.

Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) Web Portal

  • TMEP is web portal created by TEA.
  • It was created to provide centralized accessibility to many websites useful for a MEP.
  • Association for Migrant Educators of Texas
    • AMET, a nonprofit, statewide organization, was created to advocate for Texas migratory students and their families who are seasonally and temporarily employed in the agricultural and fishing industries.
    • It also provides leadership and resources to educators of migratory students and serves as a voice for the MEP in the State of Texas.
    • AMET strives to provide professional development, learning opportunities, connection to resources, and networking through an annual state conference.
    • AMET also promotes post-secondary education through a scholarship program which awards monies via a competitive process.
  • ESCORT
    • ESCORT, formerly the Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training, is a national resource center dedicated to improving educational opportunities for ALL children. ESCORT staff work with state and local education agencies, school districts, and federal and state government agencies to enable education and services for disadvantaged populations. Their work is primarily focused on the needs of migrant farmworker families and English learners.
  • Migrant Clinicians Network
    • Migrant Clinicians Network is a nonprofit organization that supports a group of clinicians who in turn are committed to serving migrants and their families with services, specialties, and dedication.
    • MCN provides bridge case management, support, technical assistance, and professional development to clinicians in FQHCs and other health care delivery sites with the ultimate purpose of providing quality health care that increases access and reduces disparities for migrant farmworkers and other mobile underserved populations.
    • MCN employs a professional staff of 25 based in four offices across the US that carry out its work of serving as a professional home for clinicians serving migrants. Within that scope, MCN engages in research, develops appropriate resources, advocates for migrants and clinicians, engages outside partners, and runs programs that support clinical care on the frontline of migrant health.
  • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities falls under the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs umbrella. This agency can help families locate licensed, suitable, and safe migrant labor facilities.
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facility Standards and other useful resources can also be found at this website.
  • Migrant Student Information Exchange
    • MSIX is a national migrant student database; a web-based, consolidated, migrant student record that links all states’ migrant student record systems, facilitating the consolidation of migrant students’ education and health information.
    • MSIX is used primarily by authorized school personnel to facilitate school enrollment, grade and course placement, and the accrual of secondary school course credits.
    • To obtain access to this database, an account must be created by contacting the ESC MEP staff in your region.
  • National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education
    • NASDME is the professional organization of state officials charged with the effective and productive management of supplemental programs that help migrant children succeed in school.
    • It provides its members ongoing information about policy developments and staff development opportunities.
    • NASDME represents the Migrant Education community in continuing dialogues with the Federal government.
    • To access a list of MEP directors and their contact information for all states in the United States, click on the NASDME State Information page.
  • Texas New Generation System
    • The TX-NGS is a statewide web-based interstate information network that communicates demographic, educational and health data on migrant students in the State of Texas to educators throughout the nation.
    • The objective of the TX-NGS is to continue improving the design of the system using existing and future technologies that collect, store/maintain, communicate, and present education and health information for migratory children.
    • To obtain access to this database, an account must be created by contacting the ESC MEP staff in your region.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
    • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. On this website, you may find answers to many questions and resources to help with different issues in Texas counties such as major efforts in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.
  • Texas Migrant Interstate Program
    • TMIP is a special project of the TEA whose purpose is to facilitate intra- and interstate coordination of information as well as resources and services for migrant students, with an emphasis on serving students identified by the Texas MEP in order to help meet the educational needs of migrant children from Texas who migrate out of state.
    • MEP staff may contact the TMIP for assistance with the following:
      • Administration and coordination of the state assessments while in a receiving state
      • Access to free online tutorials and study guides to prepare for the state assessment
      • Coordination with receiving states to assist students with credit accrual and credit consolidation
      • Coordination and collaboration with receiving states to transfer credits earned while migrating
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • This web-based site of the NASS, offers agricultural statistics, charts, maps, and many other tools of all the agricultural products in the United States.
    • Data may be accessed by state, county, and/or subject (crops, plants, demographics, economic, prices, environmental, livestock and animals, etc.).
  • U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs
    • The U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs website can assist farmworkers in locating employers currently seeking to hire employees in seasonal and temporary jobs.
    • Searches may be conducted by occupation, job title, industry, etc. in any city, state or zip code indicated.
  • ESCORT
    • ESCORT, formerly the Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training, is a national resource center dedicated to improving educational opportunities for ALL children. ESCORT staff work with state and local education agencies, school districts, and federal and state government agencies to enable education and services for disadvantaged populations. Their work is primarily focused on the needs of migrant farmworker families and English learners.
  • Head Start
    • The Office of Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs.
    • This website provides addresses and contact information to the nearest Head Start Program, resources for parents, and much more information to assist low-income families.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration-Health Center Program
    • HRSA programs help assure access to quality and culturally competent comprehensive primary health care services for children in migrant and seasonal farmworker families.
    • HRSA also works with the Administration for Children and Families Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program to coordinate resources and align policies at the national level, while Health Centers and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs work at the local level to connect children with oral health and other primary health care services during peak agricultural periods.
  • Instructional Services for Out-of-School and Secondary Youth
    • The goal of iSOSY is to develop resources and materials to address the needs of migratory youth. iSOSY helps students identify and achieve their academic and career goals with support from innovative technology. iSOSY expands capacity at the state and local levels to support the success of OSY and secondary students who are at risk of dropping out of high school.
  • Motivation Education and Training, Inc.
    • This private, nonprofit corporation helps rural communities in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming with family services and activities through partnerships with a network of service centers.
    • One of the partnerships they have is with Early Head Start and Head Start Programs to provide additional assistance to low-income families that reach above and beyond the scope of Head Start Programs.
    • MET also helps provide meals to at-risk children; education, training, and jobs for young adults.
  • National High School Equivalency Program, College Assistance Migrant Program and HEP/CAMP Association
    • HEP and CAMP are educational programs which serve students from migrant or seasonal farm-worker families. HEP helps students who have dropped out of high school get their High School Equivalency Credentials and serves more than 6,000 students annually. CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. CAMP serves approximately 2,400 migrant participants annually. Overall, nearly three-quarters of all CAMP students graduate with baccalaureate degrees.
    • These two programs, which have achieved stunning success rates since their inception, are funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education and are administered by universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
    • The National HEP/CAMP Association is an organization whose membership is comprised of universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations that administer a HEP and/or a CAMP. The Association’s membership is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of the National HEP and CAMP program and all HEP and CAMP projects. It also disseminates information about HEP and CAMP programs and projects to aid in recruitment of students.
  • Texas Health Steps of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Texas Health Steps provides healthcare for children birth through age 20 who have Medicaid.
    • It gives children free medical checkups starting at birth and free dental checkups starting at 6 months of age. Checkups can help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat.
  • Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) Web Portal
    • TMEP is a web portal created by the TEA.
    • It was created to provide centralized accessibility to many websites useful for a MEP.
  • Texas Migrant Interstate Program
    • TMIP is a special project of the TEA whose purpose is to facilitate intra- and interstate coordination of information as well as resources and services for migrant students, with an emphasis on serving students identified by the Texas MEP in order to help meet the educational needs of migrant children from Texas who migrate out of state.
    • MEP staff may contact the TMIP for assistance with the following:
      • Administration and coordination of the state assessments while in a receiving state
      • Access to free online tutorials and study guides to prepare for the state assessment
      • Coordination with receiving states to assist students with credit accrual and credit consolidation
      • Coordination and collaboration with receiving states to transfer credits earned while migrating
  • Texas Workforce Commission
    • TWC is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
    • The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce; providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training, adult education and literacy services; providing services for people with disabilities to obtain training and employment; and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs.
  • ESCORT
    • ESCORT, formerly the Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training, is a national resource center dedicated to improving educational opportunities for ALL children. ESCORT staff work with state and local education agencies, school districts, and federal and state government agencies to enable education and services for disadvantaged populations. Their work is primarily focused on the needs of migrant farmworker families and English learners.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration-Health Center Program
    • HRSA programs help assure access to quality and culturally competent comprehensive primary health care services for children in migrant and seasonal farmworker families.
    • HRSA also works with the Administration for Children and Families Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program to coordinate resources and align policies at the national level, while Health Centers and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs work at the local level to connect children with oral health and other primary health care services during peak agricultural periods.
  • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facilities falls under the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs umbrella. This agency can help families locate licensed, suitable, and safe migrant labor facilities.
    • Migrant Labor Housing Facility Standards and other useful resources can also be found at this website.
  • Migrant Legal Action Program
    • The MLAP provides legal representation and a national voice for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
    • It works to enforce rights and improve public policies affecting farmworkers’ working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition and general welfare.
    • MLAP staff is actively involved in a variety of advocacy, including legislative and administrative representation.
  • Motivation Education and Training, Inc.
    • This private, nonprofit corporation helps rural communities in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming with family services and activities through partnerships with a network of service centers.
    • One of the partnerships they have is with Early Head Start and Head Start Programs to provide additional assistance to low-income families that reach above and beyond the scope of Head Start Programs.
    • MET also helps provide meals to at-risk children; education, training, and jobs for young adults.
  • National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (1-800-377-9968) 
    • The NCFH is a private, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Texas that is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families. Information about quality health services, career training and technical assistance programs, and a variety of products available to community and migrant health centers nationwide are made available on their website. It also provides information about other organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health.
    • The NCFH’s Migrant Health Center Map displays different centers across the United States. As one hovers over a certain center, the name, address, and contact information appears.
    • NCFH staff may assist migrant/farmworkers access public service providers; help with completion of applications for services such as medical, dental, and vision providers; and even provide interpreters for families.
  • Texas Assessment Management System
    • This resource portal was created by the TEA to help parents understand their children’s state assessment scores; learn about what the STAAR tests are assessing; find ways to help their children prepare for the STAAR tests, and obtain helpful resources for their children.
    • The content, available in English and Spanish, is presented in the form of videos, lists, and easy-to-read narratives.
  • Texas Health Steps of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Texas Health Steps provides healthcare for children birth through age 20 who have Medicaid.
    • It gives children free medical checkups starting at birth and free dental checkups starting at 6 months of age. Checkups can help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat.
  • Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) Web Portal
    • TMEP is a web portal created by the TEA.
    • It was created to provide centralized accessibility to many websites useful for a MEP.
  • Texas Workforce Commission
    • TWC is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
    • The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce; providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training, adult education and literacy services; providing services for people with disabilities to obtain training and employment; and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs
    • The U.S. Department of Labor Seasonal Jobs website can assist farmworkers in locating employers currently seeking to hire employees in seasonal and temporary jobs.
    • Searches may be conducted by occupation, job title, industry, etc. in any city, state or zip code indicated.