Archive for the ‘eGrants’ Category

Final Adjustments to IDEA-B Formula, Preschool and Discretionary Deaf

2018-2019 Final Amounts Final amounts for programs in the 2018-2019 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements web page. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the final amounts for IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool, and carryover amounts for IDEA-B […]

TEA 2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training: Highlights

TEA will post a final revised presentation after the 3rd statewide training on October 12 at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Training_and_Other_Resources/Training_and_Other_Resources/ 2017-2018 IDEA-B Formula & Preschool: LEAs will receive an increase in supplemental funds. TEA Grants staff will begin budget adjustments for LEAs in November 2018. Revised final expenditure reports for this grant will be accepted thru 10/20/2019. 2018-2019 […]

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 spot check: SC5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools Special Education Consolidated Federal Grant […]

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 certain amounts reported on Schedule BS6016–Financial Compliance Requirements. The Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) […]

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. TEA encourages LEAs to consider using the substitute system. Contact your business office for more […]

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 amendments until mid June 2019. Business managers must distinguish between the revenue and expenditures for the […]

2017-2018 & 2018-2019 SPED Consolidated Grant Accounting Procedures

Directors have asked how the LEA will account for the two SPED Consolidated grants (2017-2018 and 2018-2019) available this year. Patty Golden, ESC13 Financial Consultant, described the way business managers will most likely handle this situation. Funds from both grants will be combined into one account in 923 (9 = 18-19 FY and 23 = […]

2017-2018 IDEA-B Grants: Additional Information on Revised Final Amounts & Extension

Revised Final Amounts Revised final amounts for programs in the 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements web page. TEA staff will initiate budget adjustments to the largest budgeted class/object code to incorporate the revised final amounts. The LEA’s approved budget, reflected on Schedule BS6006—Program Budget […]

2017–2018 IDEA-B Grants: Extension of Project End Date

TTAA Letter March 21, 2018 Notify Business Office and LEA Grant Managers of change. No other action required at this time. TEA is implementing a fiscal pilot project designed to lessen the administrative burden on both the agency and local educational agencies (LEAs). The pilot involves the 2017–2018 IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Preschool grants, both […]

SPED SSA Configuration Changes Deadline February 1, 2018

If your LEA is making changes to a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) for special education, this notice applies to you. Withdrawing from a SSA and establishing your own in-district program involves many considerations and can impact your federal fiscal compliance requirement of Maintenance of Effort. ESC 13 can assist with this type of transition. See […]

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