High Cost Funds

High Cost Funds  

 High Cost Funds (HCF) help offset the financial impact on Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that provide educational services to high-need children with disabilities. High-need children with disabilities receive educational services which exceed three times the average per pupil expenditure (APPE). HCF cover only costs identified in the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and associated with providing direct special education and related services.

To request HCF, an LEA must submit a Nonpublic/High Cost Fund Eligibility Application through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL).

Additional information concerning High Cost Funds can be found in the Texas High Cost Fund State Plan 


Texas High Cost Fund State Plan 

2017-2018 High Cost Fund Application (Powerpoint)

 2017-2018 High Cost Fund Application (PDF)

Texas High Cost Fund State Plan and Application Survey Results

Process for High Cost Grant Entitlement Calculation

TEA Secure Applications Information


 Training and Technical Assistance

Education Service Center Support  | ESC Special Education Contacts

Contact Information

High Cost Funds Team | (512) 463-9414  | hcf@tea.texas.gov
TEA Secure Environment Applications Support  | TEA Help Desk