A HEP project may provide services to assist participants in obtaining the equivalent of a secondary school diploma, to assure the success of the participants in meeting the project’s objectives, and to support participants in succeeding at the secondary school level and beyond. The types of allowable services include:
- Recruitment services to eligible participants.
- Educational services that provide instruction designed to help student obtain a high school equivalency certificate as defined by the state in which the project is located.
- Support services for participants that include personal, vocational, and academic counseling; placement services to place students in a university, junior college, or in military services; and health services.
- Information concerning and assistance in obtaining available student financial aid.
- Stipends for high school equivalency program participants.
- Housing for those enrolled in residential programs.
- Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational/cultural activities not available to migrant youth.
- Other essential supportive services, as needed, to ensure the success of participating students.
Support services are activities that the HEP program can provide to students to address barriers migrant students face in enrolling and completing higher education. Support services can be academic in nature (tutoring), personal (mentoring), or family oriented (parent involvement, community leadership). Examples of support services that can be provided to HEP participants include the following:
- Mentoring and coaching
- College transition services
- Work training services
- Job placement services
- Counseling and guidance services
- Transportation services
- Child care
- Books and materials
- Room and board