Agricultural-Worker Population Estimates

Agricultural Worker Population Estimate Update for Basic Field—Migrant Grants

LSC has adopted final population estimates for the future distribution of Basic Field—Agricultural Worker Grants (formerly Migrant Grants). LSC will phase in application of the new estimates over two years, with one-half of the transition to be applied in 2017 and the full changes to be applied in 2018.  These final estimates are the product of a two-year process involving LSC, the United States Department of Labor, and extensive input from LSC grantees and NLADA in response to three published notices for comment. 

August 2016—Final Estimates Adopted by LSC for 2017–2018 Implementation

July 2016–Final Revised Estimates for Consideration by the LSC Board

April 2016 Notice—Revisions to the Michigan Estimate

LSC published in the April 4, 2016 Federal Register a notice for comment on alternative estimates of the LSC-eligible agricultural worker population in Michigan.  Those estimates, which appear below, were submitted by the Michigan Advocacy Program in the comments to the February 2016 notice.

 February 2016 Notice—Revised Estimates

LSC published materials for comment in the February 5, 2016 Federal Register.  Comments were due March 21, 2016.  The materials and comments appear below.  Please direct any questions to  Mark Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel, at mfreedman@lsc.gov

February 2015 Notice—Initial Estimates

On February 3, 2015, LSC posted in the Federal Register a request for comments regarding updating the Basic Field—Migrant grants based on new data from the Department of Labor regarding agricultural workers and their dependents.  Written comments were due by April 20, 2015.  On July 27, 2015, LSC posted in the Federal Register a statement that it will make public additional information underlying the new data, contract with the Department of Labor for assistance addressing issues raised in the comments, consider development of revised data, and seek public comment on any revised data and a revised implementation plan. Implementation would begin January 2017