High Cost Funds
High Cost Funds (HCF) help offset the financial impact on Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that provide educational services to high-need children with disabilities. High-need children with disabilities receive educational services which exceed three times the average per pupil expenditure (APPE). HCF cover only costs identified in the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and associated with providing direct special education and related services.
To request HCF, an LEA must submit a Nonpublic/High Cost Fund Eligibility Application through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL).
Additional information concerning High Cost Funds can be found in the Texas High Cost Fund State Plan
Texas High Cost Fund State Plan
Texas High Cost Fund State Plan and Application Survey Results
Process for High Cost Grant Entitlement Calculation
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