Eligibility Requirements

  • Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family.
  • 16 years of age or older not attending high school
  • Lacking a high school diploma
  • Must score a 7.9 grade or higher in reading on the TABE assessment test
  • Must have worked, for either wages or personal subsistence, at least 75 days during the past 24 months (Not necessarily consecutive).
  • Any agricultural work activity on a temporary or seasonal basis directly related to:
    • The production of crops, dairy products, poultry or livestock;
    • The cultivation or harvesting of trees; or
    • Fish farms
  • The work cannot be a constant year-round activity
  • No processing activities are allowable for adults; however:
    • Youth (under age 22) qualify based on being eligible to participate or having participated within the preceding 2 years in MEP(COE); or
    • National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), Section 167 of WIA