High Cost Funds

High Cost Funds  

New!  Due to inclement weather and subsequent school and office closures, the 2021 High Cost Funds application will open March 15, 2021 and close May 15, 2021. 

The qualifying cost amount for the 2020-2021 school year is $30,489.

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


New! 2020-2021 High Cost Fund Information and Application

High Cost Fund Online Application Directions

Texas High Cost Fund State Plan 

Process for High Cost Grant Entitlement Calculation

TEA Secure Applications Information

Contact Information

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