Grant Compliance and Administration
For information on the agency's response to COVID-19 as it relates to federal grant funding, please visit the COVID-19 and Federal Grant Funds page of the TEA website.
CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) Reimbursement Programs
GCA acts as the program office for the CRF reimbursement programs: the Operation Connectivity PPRP and LMRP.
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund
GCA acts as the program office for ESSER grant funding.
Divisions of the Department
The department is responsible for managing all discretionary and formula grants, ensuring the agency’s compliance with the fiscal requirements of federal grants, and conducting monitoring and grant reviews of federal grant subrecipients. Those functions are carried out by the department's four divisions:
- Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Division: Oversees activities of federal grant programs to ensure they are compliant with fiscal requirements and ensures that the agency is compliant with federal reporting requirements.
- Federal Fiscal Monitoring Division: Monitors the expenditures of federal grant subrecipients to ensure federal funds are used for authorized purposes in compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of federal awards.
- Federal Program Compliance Division: Provides state administration and implementation of ESSA programs (Title I, Parts A and D); Migrant; Title II, Part A; Title IV, Part A; Titles V, VI, and VII; and ESSA PNP services).
- Grants Administration Division Provides centralized administration of all formula and discretionary state-appropriated funds and federal grant funds awarded to TEA; administers all grant funds awarded to subrecipients.
Links in the following table lead to information on the department's primary functions.
|Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Stimulus Funding||
GCA serves as the program office for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reimbursement programs.
|Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund||GCA serves as the program office for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.|
|Disaster Relief and Federal Grant Funding||Guidance on using federal grant funds to help mitigate effects of the natural disasters, such as hurricanes.|
|EDGAR||Administrative requirements that went into effect in Dec. 2014, when USDE adopted the Uniform Grants Guidance (Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or 2 CFR)|
|Strategic Priorities and Recommended Uses of Funds||TEA has defined four strategic priorities to support the agency’s goal of preparing every child for success in college, a career, or the military. The recommended uses of funds linked here are designed to help grantees align their grant fund expenditures with those priorities.|
|Substitute System of Time and Effort||Guidance on how LEAs may implement a simplified system of time and effort reporting for their employees who work on multiple cost objectives|
|Travel Information and Guidance||Current mileage, lodging, and meal reimbursement rates along with guidance on what expenses are allowable for reimbursement|