High Cost Funds

High Cost Funds  

For questions about 2019-2020 High Cost Fund payments to LEAs, please access these instructions for Viewing High Cost Fund Payments.

If your LEA needs to return all or a portion of 2019-2020 High Cost Fund awards, please refer to the Process for Returning a High Cost Fund Award to TEA.

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 

Announcement(s): The HCF application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020


2019-2020 High Cost Fund Application

2019-2020 High Cost Fund Updates

High Cost Fund Online Application Directions

Texas High Cost Fund State Plan 

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