Identification and Recruitment (ID&R)

Finding and enrolling eligible migrant children is a cornerstone of the Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP) and its importance cannot be overemphasized. The Nebraska MEP is responsible for the proper and timely identification and recruitment of all eligible migrant children and youth in the State. This includes securing pertinent information to document the basis of a child’s eligibility. Ultimately, it is the state’s responsibility to implement procedures to ensure that migrant children and youth are both identified and determined to be eligible for the MEP.

Nebraska’s Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Plan for the State indicates improvements made by the State in staff development and reorganization of the State recruiting plan. The recruitment plan takes into consideration the changing federal non-regulatory guidance, shifting migrant populations, and changing service needs.

Non-Regulatory Guidance (March 2017)

COE Instructions Template (posted 6/19/2020)

ID&R Resources and Forms

National ID&R Curriculum

Nebraska ID&R Manual 2019 (posted 12.9.2019)

You might know someone who qualifies…

We have an easy to use online referral tool at:
This is available to send the contact information of a person that might be eligible for the program or a parent who has children who are possibly eligible.  It takes less than 2 minutes to enter their information at this secure site and then our closest staff member will contact the family and determine if they are eligible.

Updated April 6, 2021 2:46pm