Compliance and Reporting

Federal grant programs include fiscal requirements to ensure that grant recipients spend funds in the manner specified by the grant program. If your organization receives funds from federal grant programs, you must adhere to these fiscal requirements. The Division of Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting oversees activities to determine whether organizations are in compliance.

In addition to compliance activities, the division also assigns indirect cost rates, reviews special education shared services arrangement configuration changes, and prepares reports on federal funding.

Refer to the division links listed below for more information on these activities.

Survey of Federal Purchased Real Property

Under 2 CFR §200.329, TEA must collect information from local educational agencies (LEAs) about any real property they purchased with federal grant funds. “Real property” is defined in 2 CFR §200.85 as land, land improvements, structures, and other accessories. Moveable machinery and equipment are not considered real property.

TEA has developed a survey to collect this information. Your LEA is required to respond, regardless of whether you ever used federal grant funds to purchase real property.

The deadline for completing and submitting the survey is October 31, 2015. After that date, TEA will contact LEAs that reported property purchases for additional information, as needed.

Federal Fiscal Reporting

Recipients of federal grant programs are often required to report back to the federal government information on the use of federal funds. The required information will vary depending on the federal law that governs the reporting. The link above provides information on the federal reporting activities managed by FFCR.

IDEA Fiscal Compliance

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) specifies several fiscal requirements that govern the expenditure of state and local funds used to serve students with disabilities. Organizations that receive IDEA-B funds either directly or through a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) must comply with these fiscal requirements.

Indirect Costs

FFCR issues indirect cost rates for school districts, charter schools, and certain other governmental entities.

NCLB Fiscal Compliance 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) specifies several federal requirements when accepting federal funds. Organizations that receive NCLB funds either directly or through a SSA must comply with these fiscal requirements.