High Cost Fund State Plan

This page provides information regarding the process for local educational agencies (LEAs) to request funds from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to reimburse expenses incurred when providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to high-need children with disabilities.

High Cost Fund State Plan (PDF, 107KB) 

 Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the High Cost Fund process for grant entitlement calculations is changing.  Please review the document linked below and send any feedback that you may have to HCF@tea.texas.gov .

Process for High Cost Grant Entitlement Calculation

TEA Division of Special Populations requests feedback on the High Cost Fund State Application and Plan.  The following survey link will be open until August 31, 2017.  Additional feedback or general comments can be made through the High Cost Fund mailbox at hcf@tea.texas.gov.

Survey Link:


 Training and Technical Assistance

Additional training will be made available during the school year. If you need technical assistance, please contact your Education Service Center.

Technical Assistance Contact Information

(512) 463-9414 | High Cost Funding Team or email hcf@tea.texas.gov
TEA SE Support: TEA Help Desk
ESC Special Education Contact at your regional education service center 
(512) 463-7025 | eGrants Help Desk or e-mail egrants@tea.texas.gov