The following information is available about special education funding.
Application for Residential
A school district which intends to
contract for placement of a student with a residential facility under 19 TAC
§89.61 must notify TEA through the residential application
process. The Application for Approval of
Funding for Residential Placement is available through each ESC. The list of Nonpublic Schools for Students with Disabilities Approved for Contracting Purposes is available to assist districts and campuses in conducting required activities.
Coordinated Early Intervening Services Funds
You can find information about Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) in the following resources.
Excess Cost Guidance
For more information about excess cost, visit the Excess Cost Guidance page.
Formula FundingFormula Funding facilitates funding as authorized by law to schools in
support of formula programs and initiatives to improve student learning and the
high school graduation rate. The Division of Formula Funding is responsible for
providing both federal and state funds to eligible local educational agencies
through a granting process where entitlements and allocations are determined by
A high-need child with a disability has a significant financial impact on the budget of the LEA due to the high costs associated with providing direct special education and related services. For more information go to High
Cost Fund Information.
Maintenance of Effort Guidance
Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requires LEAs to maintain their state and local funds they spend to support federal programs at a specified level from one fiscal year to the next. For more information go to Maintenance of Effort Guidance.
Noneducational Community-Based Support Services
For information about noneducational community-based support services, you can visit the General Information
Program Guidelines and Application
The Program Guidelines and Application Instructions for Special Education Grants
is a central resource for all State and Federal grant opportunities administered by TEA. For program specific guidelines and
instructions, use the drop down arrow in the Search Options section, Application Name to link to the specific Special Education
More information about TEA funding can be found at the following links.