Training and Other Resources

When you accept grant funding, you agree to comply with all requirements associated with the grant. For some grants, especially those funded from federal sources, requirements can be complex. The 20 regional education service centers (ESCs) provide training and requirement-related support to grantees. For training on how to meet a grant requirement, especially one associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or No Child Left Behind (NCLB), contact your regional ESC.

This page provides links to information resources TEA has developed for grantees.

The New EDGAR

On December 26, 2014, new regulations from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), codified as Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR) Part 200, were incorporated into general federal regulation. This change resulted in major updates to 34 CFR, also known as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). The new EDGAR consists of multiple parts and regulations. For a complete description of the federal regulations that apply to federal education grant awards, visit USDE’s EDGAR website.

The new regulations govern all grants awarded by the US Department of Education to TEA or an LEA on or after December 26, 2014. Grants awarded by TEA before December 26, 2014, will continue to be governed by the OMB circulars that were in effect when the grants were awarded.

Refer to The New EDGAR page of the TEA website for training presentations and other information on implementing the new regulations for the 2015–2016 grant year.

Key Grant Concepts

To successfully manage their grants, grantees must understand the fundamental ideas and processes of grant administration. The Division of Grants Administration has developed a set of key grant concepts to present that information to a wide range of grantees.

Each key grant concept is explained through a basic definition, links to any closely related key grant concepts, and links to further information on the topic.

Training Opportunities

In addition to local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations receive grants from TEA. The Division of Grants Administration has developed targeted training for those grantees. Although this training was developed specifically for nonprofits, most of the topics covered apply to all grantees.