English Language Learning

Migrant Education Harvest of Hope LogoMigrant Education Program

The federally funded Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental education and supportive services to migrant children. Funds are available to support projects in districts with documented migrant student populations. MEP projects operate in support of, and in coordination with, the regular school programs. During the summer, comprehensive summer school programs offer migrant children a full range of academic and supportive services.

State Migrant Program Information

Program Links

Migrant Program Fiscal Resources



  • Budget Amendment Forms
  • FY15 Regular Year Migrant Education PDF format

  • Migrant Education Application Forms
  • FY15 Summer Migrant Education (20-37A) (Closed March 20, 2015)
  • FY15 Regular Year Migrant Education (20-37) (Closed July 1, 2014)

Migrant Recruiter Resources



Migrant recruiters in Illinois complete annual training to be qualified to identify migrant children eligible to participate in the Migrant Education Program. Below are the forms and reference materials that migrant recruiters use to document migrant child eligibility.

Reference Material

Annual Recruiter Training

Migrant recruiter training is scheduled in the spring. For more information contact Scott Wilhelm.

Questions About Recruiting

Contact Scott Wilhelm, Illinois Migrant Identification and Recruitment Coordinator at (312) 663-1522 or

Migrant Program Contact Information

Services Assistance Contacts
Migrant Education Program
Program and technical assistance
Beth Robinson

David González Nieto
Division Administrator
Division for English Language Learning
100 W Randolph, Suite 14-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3268
(312) 814-3850 Phone
(312) 814-8636 Fax
Chicago Office Support Services Nancy Pemberton
Illinois Migrant Council Identification and recruitment and technical assistance

Brenda Pessin  
Scott Wilhelm
Illinois Migrant Council
118 S. Clinton St. #500
Chicago, IL 60661