December 5, 2014
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
Cost Rate Proposal Workbook Available for Independent School Districts to Request
2015‑2016 Federal Indirect Cost Rates
16, 2014, TEA posted a letter to the TEA Correspondence page alerting independent school districts (ISDs) to a
change in the method for applying for indirect cost rates. As a result of this
change, ISDs must now submit an Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (ICRP) to request
an indirect cost rate.
To receive an indirect cost rate
for the 2015–2016 school year, ISDs must submit a completed ICRP to TEA by
February 13, 2015.
Completing the ICRP
The ICRP is a set of three documents:
The ICRP Workbook, an Excel form that ISDs
complete to supply TEA with the data it needs to calculate their indirect cost
A certification, signed by the superintendent,
of the information in the ICRP Workbook
The organizational chart the ISD had in place
during the fiscal year documented in the annual financial and compliance report
the ISD used to complete the ICRP Workbook
Refer to the ICRP Guidance
Handbook, posted on the Indirect
Cost Rates page of the TEA website, for detailed
instructions on completing the ICRP.
Downloading the ICRP Workbook
The ICRP Workbook
is posted on the Indirect Cost Rates page of the TEA
website and in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application,
accessible through TEAL. Follow these steps to access the ICRP Excel Workbook from GFFC
Reports and Data Collections through TEAL:
Log onto TEAL.
Select GFFC Reports and Data Collections from
the application list.
the top menu, select Download Response Documents.
From the Response Template
Title column, select the ICRP Excel Workbook.
Submitting the Completed ICRP
All three of the documents that make up a complete ICRP must
be submitted via GFFC Reports and Data Collections by Friday, February 13, 2015.
The ICRP Guidance Handbook, posted
on the Indirect
Cost Rates page of the TEA website, includes
detailed instructions on how to submit the ICRP.
For Further Information
If you have any questions about the ICRP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting