Statewide Training Series

The Department of Grant Compliance and Administration is announcing a series of 18 statewide virtual training opportunities for Local Education Agencies, Education Service Centers, and the public related to federal grants administered in the Department.  The training series will take place from May 2021 through September 2021.  Training will be provided by all the Divisions within the Department:  Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting, Federal Fiscal Monitoring, Federal Program Compliance, and Grants Administration.  A link to access the voice-over presentation and handouts will be added to this webpage after each training.  There is no cost for the training.  Captions will be provided for all the training opportunities listed below.

Registration Information

Registration for the each of the trainings is being handled by the Title I Capacity Building Initiative at Education Service Center (ESC) – Region 20.  If you do not have a user account through Connect20 (ESC-20’s Registration System), you will need to create one at https://txr20.escworks.net/. For instructions on how to create a new account, access the Connect20 Registration Instructions.  If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please email TICB@esc20.net.

To register for each training, click on the virtual training topic or add the session ID for each training to your registration profile in Connect20 (ESC-20's Registration System).

Date Time

Virtual Training Topic
(Click on the Training Topic below to REGISTER for each training separately)

Division Voiced-Over Presentation Link Training Handouts
May 2021
05/11/2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2020-2021 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report Training - Session ID 75358

This session will review the data to be collected on the 2020-2021 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Reports for Title I, Part A; Title I, Part D; Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; Title IV, Part A; Unsafe School Choice and Homeless Students Enrolled.  A resource on documentation required for program implementation requirements will be showcased during this session.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

FAQ Document New 06/07/2021

2020-2021 ESSA Compliance Report Mockups

2020-2021 Gun-Free Schools Report Mockup

2020-2021 RLIS Compliance Report Mockup

05/12/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Private School Equitable Services Program Overview - Session ID 75359

TEA will focus on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements for providing equitable services to eligible students attending private nonprofit (PNP) schools. This session will also highlight available resources and frequently asked questions submitted to the TEA from district staff and private school officials.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link FAQ Document New 07/19/2021
05/25/2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Title I, Part C Program Overview - Session ID 75360

This session will provide a general overview of Title I, Part C Program.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link FAQ Document New 06/15/2021
05/26/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Title I, Part C - Maximizing Service Coordination and Collaboration for Migratory Children - Session ID 75361

This session will provide participants with the opportunity to identify some best practices on how to make the most of the Title I, Part C funding through well-planned coordinated and/or collaborative efforts with other programs in the school and in the community.  They will get an opportunity to share and obtain ideas from other LEAs. The goal of this session is to leave with a well-thought out plan on maximizing services for the migratory children.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link FAQ Document New 06/15/2021
June 2021
06/08/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Application Training - Session ID 75362

This session will provide an overview on how to complete the 2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application. 

Grants Administration Voiced-Over Presentation Link Training Slides
06/09/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title I, Part A Within-LEA Allocations and 2021-2022 SC5000 Title I, Part A Campus Selection Schedule - Session ID 75363

This training will provide attendees with the processes associated with Title I, Part A within-LEA allocations.  Participants will learn about the statutory requirements related to determining poverty counts, identifying Title I, Part A eligible schools and allocating funds to eligible schools.  Participants will also learn about changes to the SC5000 – Title I, Part A Campus Selection schedule in the 2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application and how to complete the schedule.  Time will be set aside at the end of the presentation for questions submitted during the presentation.

Grants Administration Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

Within-LEA Allocations Training Companion Guide

FAQ Document New 06/30/2021

06/22/2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Title I, Part A Program Overview - Session ID 75364

This training will provide attendees with a general overview of the Title I, Part A program.  Participants will learn about the process for use of Title I, Part A funds and an overview of some of the Title I, Part A program requirements for ensuring program compliance.  The Federal Program Compliance Division recently published several Title I, Part A Resources.  This session will also provide an overview of the resources available to LEAs including the Title I, Part A Program Guide, Title I, Part A Program Webinar and Title I, Part A Frequently Asked Questions Document.  Time will be set aside at the end of the presentation for questions submitted during the presentation.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

FAQ Document New 07/27/2021

06/23/2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Title I, Part A Use of Funds - Session ID 75365

There are several steps that TEA requires LEAs to follow when determining the use of Title I, Part A funds.  This session will provide an overview of the steps and requirements for use of Title I, Part A funds.  Additionally, session participants will be provided with several scenarios to determine whether it is allowable to use Title I, Part A funds.  The session will conclude with information on where to locate resources that are helpful in administering the Title I, Part A program.  Time will be set aside at the end of the presentation for questions submitted during the presentation.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

FAQ Document New 08/19/2021

July 2021
07/13/2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Title V, Parts A & B Program Overview - Session ID 75366

This session will provide information regarding Title V, Part B program (Rural Education Initiative or REAP). We will focus on the purpose of the program, eligibility, the use of funds, the application process and alternative use of funds. The session will also include an overview on funding transferability. Participants will be able to engage in meaningful discussion and given the opportunity to ask relevant questions.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link FAQ Document New 07/27/2021
07/14/2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Title I, Part D Program Overview - Session ID 75367

This session will provide attendees with a general overview of the Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 program. We will cover the resources available to LEAs.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

FAQ Document New 07/23/2021

07/27/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Title IV, Part A Program Overview - Session ID 75368

TEA will share guidance on federal program requirements, prioritization of funds, district data, random validations, the TEA Title IV, Part A Program Guide, and other hot topics.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link Training Slides
07/28/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Title IV, Part A Allowable Activities and Use of Funds - Session ID 75369

This session will focus on Title IV, Part A’s purpose and three content areas, allowable program activities, use of funds, comprehensive needs assessment data, and frequently asked questions.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link Training Slides
August 2021
08/10/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How to Avoid Audit Findings - Session ID 75370

This session will include the number of finding per review during fiscal year 2019-2020, list of common findings, specific areas of findings (including Procurement and Time and Effort), and steps to improve fiscal management to avoid common findings.

Federal Fiscal Monitoring Voiced-Over Presentation Link Training Slides
08/11/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Comparability, Indirect Cost Rates & General Updates - Session ID 75371

This session will provide information and guidance regarding Title I, Part A Comparability of Services requirement, procedures for applying for an Indirect Cost Rate, and general updates of upcoming compliance and reporting activities. TEA staff will discuss applicable federal law, state processes, timelines, and available resources for LEAs.

Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Not Available Training Slides
08/24/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title II, Part A Program Overview - Session ID 75356

This session will provide an overview of the Title II, Part A program requirements.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

FAQ Document New 10/22/2021

08/25/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title II, Part A - Hot Topics - Session ID 75357

During this session, we will discuss several of the most frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of Title II, Part A programs.

Federal Program Compliance Not Available Training Slides
September 2021
09/14/2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CCNA) - Session ID 75372

TEA will showcase a new resource that brings together the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) requirements and recommendations for Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C; Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; and Title IV, Part A. The Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CCNA) is a means for LEAs to work together, collaboratively with a common purpose to ensure federal programs compliance and coordination of federal programs.  The tool will provide an efficient use of time rather than duplication of effort; ensure that the CCNA is a comprehensive process rather than an event; and establish a culture of continuous improvement to maximize the use of federal funds.  CCNA is not a TEA or program requirement.  It is to be used as a tool and a resource.

Federal Program Compliance Instructional Video CCNA Resource Toolkit
09/15/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

CCNA Frequently Asked Questions - Session ID 75373

This session will discuss questions received from both ESCs and LEAs regarding the CCNA process.

Federal Program Compliance FAQ Slides CCNA Resource Toolkit
09/27/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2021-2022 Program Monitoring – Random Validations Overview - Session ID 80792

The Federal Program Compliance Division will launch the 2021-2022 program monitoring-random validations process in early October 2021.  Attendees will learn about the overall process, timelines, and the program requirements that will be included in the 2021-2022 random validations for the following programs/requirements:  Title I, Part A—Improving Basic Programs; Title I, Part C—Education of Migratory Children; Title I, Part D, Subpart 2—Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk; Title II, Part A—Supporting Effective Instruction; Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; Title V, Part B—Rural and Low-Income School Program; Private School Equitable Services (PNP); and Unsafe School Choice Option.

Federal Program Compliance Voiced-Over Presentation Link

Training Slides

FAQ Document New 10/22/2021

 

Contact Information

For questions about the training series, please email ESSASupport@TEA.Texas.gov.

For questions or assistance with registration, please email TICB@esc20.net.