Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category

Two Dates Added for 2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training

The Statewide Federal Grants Training being held in Austin on October 4, 2018, is full and no more registrations can be accepted. Therefore, TEA is offering two additional training dates and locations: October 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at ESC R…

Charter 2018-2019 Significant Expanision Data Collection for IDEA-B

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2013 This letter describes: Criteria defining significant expansion of enrollment for IDEA-B for charters How open-enrollment charter schools request additional funding due to significant expansion of enrollment Significant…

TEA Validation Checks of Data Submitted for Federal Grants

TEA TAA Letter September 13, 2018: TEA’s Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division will conduct random validations of the self-reported data submitted by LEAs related to fiscal compliance for federal grants. Among others, TEA will s…

Methodology & Expenditures: 2017-2018 Supplemental IDEA-B Funds

TEA posted an errata notice describing the allocation methodology for 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula and Preschool funding and how supplemental funds awarded through the application may be expended. Errata # 1 ESC 13 Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txe…

2016-2017 IDEA-B LEA MOE Final Compliance Reviews Now Available

TEA has posted final Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) local educational agency (LEA) maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews for school year 2016–2017 in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application.  To f…

Validation Alert: Schedule BS6016 Fiscal Compliance–LEA MOE Eligibility

Notice from TEA August 9, 2018 If selected for validation, response required within 2 business days! The purpose of this bulletin is to notify LEAs applying for the 2018–2019 Special Education Consolidated Grant that TEA will conduct a validation of ce…

Time & Effort Reporting: Substitute System

In a letter dated August 2, 2018, TEA notified LEAs it is now processing requests to use the Substitute System of Federal Time and Effort Reporting for 2018-2019. All Texas LEAs, including open-enrollment charter schools, may use the substitute system….

IDEA-B Funding Cycles for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 Grants

Directors have questioned amendment dates and ending dates for the two Special Education Consolidated Grants open this year. Attached is a quick summary of important information pulled from the TEA Grants webpage. Note that both grants are open for ame…

SPED Consolidated Grant Assurances & the Corrective Action Responses

TTA Letter dated July 18, 2018 describes actions required for the SPED Corrective Action Responses. Corrective Action 1.b requires LEAs to submit assurances that “will clearly convey that the LEA’s special education policies, procedures, and programs a…

2017-2018 IDEA-B Supplemental Funds & MOE/Voluntary Reduction

From an email correspondence with the TEA Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting on July 19, 2018: The supplemental IDEA-B funds added to the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated grant would be included in any calculation of the amount an LEA can voluntarily r…