HEP is to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family obtain a general education diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the state in which the HEP project is conducted, and to help them gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

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