What are Strong Foundation Grants?
Local education agencies (LEAs) can apply for two types of Strong Foundations grants. The Planning grant helps LEAs adopt or prepare to use high-quality instructional materials (HQIM). The Implementation grant supports LEAs in effectively implementing HQIM.
- Strong Foundations Planning provides LEAs support to develop a strong instructional framework in math or literacy, provides optional adoption supports in selecting new HQIM, if LEAs choose to make a materials switch, and training to support creating systems to effectively manage instruction at the district level.
- Strong Foundations Implementation provides in-kind support for pre-implementation planning and content- and product-specific professional learning for teachers, coaches, and administrators on effectively implementing HQIM.
The Strong Foundations Grant Program (Texas Education Code, 29.0881) was established through House Bill 4545, 87th Texas Legislature, 2021, and offers K–5 Math & Literacy comprehensive Tier 1 instructional supports, including curriculum, instructional leadership, and planning supports.
Framework assistance for either adopting a new HQIM or maintaining current materials.
Strong Foundations Implementation
Professional learning and implementation supports for teachers, coaches, and administrators implementing HQIM.