Mentor Program Allotment Application and Information


April 17, 2020


Mentor Program Allotment Application and Information


New Teacher Mentoring

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New Teacher Mentoring


Recently passed House Bill 3 included the Mentor Program Allotment (MPA), which provides LEAs funds to build or sustain beginning teacher mentor programs. On April 20, the agency will post MPA information and the application on

We know given the disruption caused by COVID-19, many district planning processes have been disrupted. However, we are sharing this opportunity at this time for those who wish to try to take advantage of these funds in the new school year.

MPA Application Timeline

April 20, 2020

MPA application window opens

June 8, 2020

MPA applications due by 5:00 p.m. central time

Early July 2020

TEA notifies LEAs of MPA application approval

September 2020

MPA funding begins flowing to LEAs for the 2020-21 school year

Additional Information

  • LEAs that receive an allotment must abide by TEC §48.114, TEC §21.458, and proposed new 19 TAC §153.1011, which is scheduled to be effective on June 21, 2020.  
  • If LEA interest and eligibility exceed the state funding amount ($3 million), priority will be given based on need. Priority points will be assigned based on LEA size, rural status, and percentage of the LEA’s student population that qualify as economically disadvantaged. 
  • An LEA’s allotment will be capped at $99,000. 
  • The MPA will provide approved LEAs with $1,800 per beginning teacher who participates in the LEA’s mentoring program. The funds may be used on mentor stipends, scheduled release time for mentoring activities, and mentor training. 
  • There will be an annual LEA application window and LEAs may apply in fall 2020 for school year 2021-22.
  • For more information and to view the MPA Guidelines, visit


Program Contact 

Contact with any questions related to the Mentor Program Allotment application.