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UPDATE! Notice Inviting Applications for HEP and CAMP Grant Competitions Published in Federal Register Monday, November 23, 2020

Dear colleagues,


Please see the below information with a correction from what I shared last week – with the password to join the webinars this week.




Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability


FY 2021 Notice Inviting Applications for High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Competitions Published in Federal Register Monday, November 23, 2020

The Office of Migrant Education is pleased to announce that the Notice Inviting Applications (NIAs) for the 2021 High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) competitions has published in the Federal Register. The application period will be open for 60 days from the Notices posting in the Federal Register. You may view the final HEP and CAMP NIAs through the links provided below.

Electronic Applications for New Grants

Applications will be available via by Friday, November 27, 2020. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the system at and strongly recommend that you register early and submit early. Applicants are required to follow the Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768) and available at, which contain information on how to submit an application. The HEP and CAMP opportunity numbers are provided below.

Opportunity Number:


Opportunity Title:

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Assistance Listing Number 84.141A


Opportunity Number:


Opportunity Title:

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Assistance Listing Number 84.149A


Pre-Application webinars

The Office of Migrant Education will offer a general pre-application webinar for the 2021 HEP and CAMP competition. The same presentation will be offered via webinar on two dates:

  • Monday, November 30, 2020 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (Repeat)


Please note that WebEx now requires a password for all online Webinar presentations. Please see below for the password for both Pre-Application Webinars:

            Meeting password: application


The webinars will assist potential applicants to complete their submissions for the 2021 competition. The general pre-application webinars will address the same material and cover both the HEP and CAMP applications.


OME Grant Competitions Contact

Steven Carr

Telephone: (202) 260-2067 or by e-mail:

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.