Training and Other Resources

The 20 regional education service centers (ESCs) provide training and requirement-related support to grantees. For training on how to meet grant requirements, especially those associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), contact your regional ESC.

Allowable Cost and Budgeting Guidance

The following federal and TEA guidance relates to allowable costs:

Amendment Submission Guidance

After TEA approves your grant application, you may need to change your approved program. In some cases, you must submit an amendment to the application, which TEA must approve. Refer to the following resource to determine what changes to the program must be documented and approved through the amendment process: 

Expenditure Reporting Guidance

To receive reimbursement for grant-related expenditures, grantees must submit their expenditure reports through the expenditure reporting (ER) system. Refer to the following guidance for help with expenditure reports:

Handbooks and Other Guidance

The Grants Administration Division has developed the following guidance handbooks to assist grantees in administering their grants:

The following links provide grantees with other grant-related guidance:

2018 Statewide Federal Grants Training

The department hosted three free statewide trainings in 2018:

  • October 4, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center in Austin
  • October 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at ESC Region 17 in Lubbock
  • October 12, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at ESC Region 4 in Houston 

    Who Attended

    This training was open to all independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, education service centers, and any other entities that receive federal education grants from TEA. Education consultants who assist schools with federal grant management and compliance also were welcome to attend.

      Training Handouts