2021-2023 Grow Your Own Grant Program, Cycle 4

The Grow Your Own Grant program is designed to facilitate increased entry of qualified, diverse candidates into the teaching profession, particularly in rural and small school settings. The program also aims to elevate the perception of the teaching profession through the development and facilitation of high-quality Education and Training courses at the high school level, and to address challenges Texas currently faces in terms of recruiting and retaining teacher candidates. Applicants may select one or more pathways to achieve this goal. Pathway 1 focuses on the recruitment of future educators by offering Education and Training courses, including those offered for dual credit, to current high school students. Pathway 2 focuses on the recruitment and support of paraprofessionals, instructional aides, and long-term substitutes currently employed by the LEA to transition to certified, full-time teaching roles within the LEA.

Grant Period

From March 10, 2021, to June 30, 2023.

Applications and Award

The following table links to copies of all applications eligible for competitive review and indicates which applicant(s) are preliminarily selected to receive an award, pending successful completion of fiscal and programmatic review and negotiation.

Eligible Applications

Prelim. Award Selection

001 Vanguard Academy


002 Mineola ISD


003 Education Service Center 19


004 Terrell ISD


005 Royal ISD


006 Goose Creek CISD


007 Westwood ISD


008 Snook ISD


010 Prairie Lea ISD


011 Muleshoe ISD


012 Pflugerville ISD


013 Marshall ISD


014 Roosevelt ISD


015 Education Service Center 14


016 Lamar CISD


017 Klein ISD


018 Burnham Wood Charter School District


019 Cleveland ISD


020 Shepherd ISD


022 Gregory-Portland ISD


023 Keller ISD


024 Palestine ISD


025 Mart ISD


026 O’Donnell ISD


027 Premont ISD


028 Rusk ISD


029 Rocksprings ISD


030 Lockhart ISD


031 Grand Prairie ISD


032 Del Valle ISD


034 Denton ISD


035 Snyder ISD


036 Brownfield ISD


038 Rio Vista ISD


039 Spring ISD


040 Greenville ISD


041 Medina ISD


043 Valley View ISD


044 Waxahachie ISD


045 Brock ISD


046 Lubbock ISD


047 Waxahachie Faith Family Academy


048 Bastrop ISD Bastrop HS


049 Bastrop ISD Cedar Creek HS


050 Bastrop ISD Colorado River Collegiate Academy