Archive for the ‘TEA Updates’ Category

SHARS Reporting Requirement Due October 31., 2017

TEA issued a TAA Letter on September 15, 2017 reminding LEAs of a SHARS Reporting Requirement.  Deadline for submitting report: October 31, 2017. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2016–2017 school year must submit the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, regardless of whether they received SHARS reimbursements. Information will be used in the […]

EDGAR Guidance on Non-competitive Procurement with Federal Funds During an Emergency

According to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), grant recipients who use federal grant funds to procure property and services must follow general procurement standards (2 CFR 200.318). Federal grant recipients must select a procurement method that is most appropriate according to the circumstances involved. The procurement methods available to the federal grant recipient […]

HB 657—Notification of Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee’s (ARDC’s) Options Related to Grade Promotion

An update from TEA. The Agency has received questions stemming from the newly created subsection (i-2) of Section 28.0122 of the Texas Education Code.  In context, the new requirements (represented by the underlined text) are as follows: (i)         The admission, review, and dismissal committee of a student who participates in a district’s special education program […]

SPED Consolidated Grant Deadline Extended to September 11, 2017

Application Deadlines Extended Due to the severe hardship created by Hurricane Harvey for many local educational agencies, the Texas Education Agency is extending the due date to September 11, 2017, for the following grant applications: 2017-2018 ESC IDEA-B Sensory Impairments 2017-2018 ESC State Gifted and Talented 2017-2018 ESC Title I, Part C Migrant Basic Services […]

2016-2017 Amendment Deadline Extended to July 17, 2017

Information provided by the TEA Grants Administration on July 10, 2017: Amendment Deadline Extended for 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application Budget adjustments have been completed for the 2016-2017 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. The eGrants system has been reopened to allow amendments for the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated […]

2016-2017 SPED Consolidated Grant Revised Final Allocations

The final allocations have been calculated for the 2016-17 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. TEA is completing budget adjustments the week of June 19, 2017; the application may display in eGrants as “available” however TEA is asking LEAs NOT to make changes to applications at this time. Once the budget […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant Application Open

The 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application is now available in eGrants.  Allocations are available and can be viewed on the Entitlements, Grants Administration Division page. Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Central Time, August 25, 2017 Information about the grant application can be found on the TEA’s Grant Opportunities page.  Search for 2017-2018 Special Education Consolidated […]

2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant to Open by June 9, 2017

The 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated Grant application will open on or about Friday, June 9. Both the application and allocations (planning amounts) will be available on or before that date. TEA will notify eligible applications via listserv when the applications and allocations are available. ESC SPED Funding Contact: linda.mcdaniel@esc13.txed.net

IDEA-B MOE 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Report Posted–5 Business Day Response Window Open

TEA has posted each LEA’s 2015-2016 Preliminary Compliance Review Report in the GFFC application in TEASE. LEAs have five business days to compare TEA’s calculation to their own and, if applicable, submit the Exceptions Workbook with allowable exceptions and adjustments. The 2015-2016 Exceptions Workbook is accessible in the GFFC application under the tab ‘Download Response […]

High Cost Funds Application Update from TEA

TEA has notified us that due to technical issues, the opening of the High Cost Fund application has been delayed.  The application will open as soon as possible following the technical repair.  TEA will consider an extension of the deadline once the extent of the delay is known.  Information on these statuses will be provided […]

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