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Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act


Subpart 5 - HEP/CAMP

SEC.---. Subpart 5 of part A of title IV of the Act is amended--

"(1) by amending section 418A to read as follows:

"MIGRANT HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

"SEC. 418A. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORITY.--From the funds appropriated under section 418C(d)(1) for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall make grants to institutions of higher education, and to private, nonprofit organizations working in cooperation with institutions of higher education, to assist individuals who are, or whose parents are, migrant or seasonal farmworkers, obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent and enroll in programs of postsecondary education or training for career positions.

"(b) AUTHORIZED SERVICES.--A program funded under this section may provide such services as--

"(1) outreach and recruitment activities to persons --

"(A) who are 16 years of age or older, or are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State in which such persons reside, and are not enrolled in school;

"(B) who are, or whose parents are, migratory or seasonal farmworkers as defined in section 418C(a); and

"(C) who lack a high school diploma or its equivalent;

"(2) educational services that provide instruction designed to help participants obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines established by the State in which the project is located for high school equivalency;

"(3) support services, including--

"(A) personal, vocational, and academic counseling;

"(B) placement services designed to place students in postsecondary education or training for career positions;

"(C) health services;

"(D) information concerning, and assistance in obtaining, student financial aid;

"(E) stipends;

"(F) exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational and cultural activities usually not available to migrant youth;

"(G) housing for those enrolled in residential programs; and

"(H) other support services designed to ensure the success of eligible students.

"(c) MANAGEMENT PLAN.--Each project application shall include a management plan that--

"(1) contains an assurance that staff have a demonstrated knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the unique characteristics and needs of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population; and

"(2) addresses the following activities--

"(A) staff in-service training;

"(B) training and technical assistance;

"(C) staff travel;

"(D) student travel;

"(E) interagency coordination; and

"(F) an evaluation plan.";

(2) by adding at the end thereof the following new sections:

"COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM

"SEC. 418B. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORITY.--From the funds appropriated under section 418C(d)(2) for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall make grants to institutions of higher education, and to private, nonprofit organizations working in cooperation with institutions of higher education, to assist students who are, or whose parents are, migrant or seasonal farmworkers to succeed in an academic program at an institution of higher education, especially in completing their first year at such institution.

"(b) AUTHORIZED SERVICES.--A program funded under this section may provide such services as--

"(1) outreach and recruitment activities to persons who are, or whose parents are, migrant or seasonal farmworkers as defined in section 418C(a) and who meet the minimum qualifications for attendance at a college or university; and

"(2) during a participating student’s first collegiate year--

"(A) instructional and support services, including--

"(i) personal, academic, and career counseling as an ongoing part of the program;

"(ii) tutoring and academic skill-building instruction and assistance;

"(iii) assistance with special admissions; and

"(iv) health services;

"(B) assistance in obtaining student financial aid, including--

"(i) stipends;

"(ii) scholarships;

"(iii) student travel;

"(iv) career-oriented work-study;

"(v) books and supplies;

"(vi) tuition and fees; and

"(vii) room and board;

"(C) housing support for students living in institutional facilities and commuting students;

"(D) exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other activities not usually available to migrant youth; and

"(E) other support services designed to ensure the success of eligible students.

"(c) FOLLOW-UP REQUIREMENTS.--(1) A recipient of a grant under this section shall provide follow-up services for participating students after such student’s first collegiate year and during their subsequent collegiate years, including--

"(A) monitoring and reporting the academic progress of such students; and

"(B) referring such students to on- or off-campus providers of counseling services, academic assistance, or financial aid.

"(2) A recipient may not use more than 10 percent of its grant under this section for each fiscal year for such follow-up services.

"(d) MANAGEMENT PLAN.--Each project application shall include a management plan that contains--

"(1) an assurance that staff have a demonstrated knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the unique characteristics and needs of the migrant and seasonal farm worker population; and

"(2) provisions for--

"(A) staff in-service training;

"(B) training and technical assistance;

"(C) staff travel;

"(D) student travel;

"(E) interagency coordination; and

"(F) an evaluation plan.

"GENERAL PROVISIONS

"Sec. 418C (a) DEFINITION. As used in this subpart, the term "migrant or seasonal farm worker means an individual who--

"(1) has spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months in migrant or seasonal farmwork; or

"(2) is eligible to participate in programs under part C of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or section 402 of the Job Training Partnership Act.

"(b) FIVE-YEAR GRANT PERIOD; CONSIDERATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENCE.-- Except under extraordinary circumstances, the Secretary shall award grants under this subpart for a 5-year period. For the purpose of making grants under this subpart, the Secretary shall consider the prior experience of service delivery under the particular project for which funds are sought by each applicant. Such prior experience shall be awarded the same level of consideration given this factor for applicants for programs authorized under section 402D.

"(c) MINIMUM ALLOCATIONS.-- The Secretary shall not allocate an amount less than--

"(1) $150,000 for each project under the high school equivalency program, and

"(2) $150,000 for each project under the college assistance migrant program.

"(d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (1) There are authorized to be appropriated for the high school equivalency program such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1999 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.

"(2) There are authorized to be appropriated for the college assistance migrant program such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1999 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.".

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