Compliance and Reporting
The Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting (FFCR) Division oversees activities to determine whether organizations are in compliance. FFCR is a division of the Department of Grant Compliance and Administration (GCA).
COVID-19 and Federal Grant Funds
TEA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance page includes links the following FAQs, which include information related to federal funding and COVID-19:
CARES Act Equitable Services FAQ: Provide informations about equitable services for students and teachers in private non-profit (PNP) schools.
Federal Funding and Grants FAQ: Contains information on new flexibility/waivers received from USDE and includes a small section on CARES Act funding questions.
COVID-19 and CARES Act Funding FAQ: Provides important information about potential COVID-19 related costs that may be eligible for reimbursement with the CARES Act LEA grant and how to be properly documenting those costs now to be prepared for when the grant is available.
Federal grant programs include fiscal requirements to ensure that grant recipients spend funds in the manner specified by the grant program. If your organization receives funds from federal grant programs, you must adhere to these fiscal requirements.
In addition to compliance activities, the division also assigns indirect cost rates, and prepares reports on federal funding.
Refer to the division links listed below for more information on these activities.
Under 2 CFR §200.329, TEA must collect information from local educational agencies (LEAs) about any real property they purchased with federal grant funds. “Real property” is defined in 2 CFR §200.85 as land, land improvements, structures, and other accessories. Moveable machinery and equipment are not considered real property.
TEA has developed a survey to collect this information. Your LEA is required to respond, regardless of whether you ever used federal grant funds to purchase real property.
The deadline for completing and submitting the survey was June 28, 2019. After that date, TEA will contact LEAs that reported property purchases for additional information, as needed.
Recipients of federal grant programs are often required to report back information to the federal government on the use of federal funds. The required information will vary depending on the federal law that governs the reporting. The link above provides information on the federal reporting activities managed by the FFCR Division.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) specifies several fiscal requirements that govern the expenditure of state and local funds used to serve students with disabilities. Organizations that receive IDEA-B funds either directly or through a Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) must comply with these fiscal requirements.
The FFCR Division issues indirect cost rates for school districts, charter schools, and certain other governmental entities.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) specifies several federal requirements when accepting federal funds. Organizations that receive ESSA funds either directly or through a SSA must comply with these fiscal requirements.