Indirect Cost Rates

The US Department of Education (USDE) has given TEA authority to issue indirect cost rates for independent school districts (ISDs), open-enrollment charter schools, and certain other government entities.  To recover any indirect costs, these grantees must request and receive a new indirect cost rate for every school year.

Grantees that receive their indirect cost rates from TEA use the rates to recover their organization-wide administrative costs of managing federal grants, such as costs related to accounting, budgeting, purchasing, auditing, and payroll processing.  TEA allows these grantees to use indirect cost rates to recover the organization-wide administrative costs of managing state grants as well.

Indirect Cost Rate Proposal for ISDs

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ICRP Instruction Manual 

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Training Module

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      SC5050 for Open-Enrollment Charter Schools 

      Open-enrollment charter schools request an indirect cost rate from TEA by submitting the SC5050 Request for Federal Funding and Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools.  The SC5050 becomes available February in eGrants.  A separate To The Administrator Addressed letter will notify open-enrollment charter schools of the availability of the SC5050 and the April deadline to submit the SC5050 to receive their indirect cost rates for the next school year.

        Submission Deadline 

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        Quick Links to Indirect Cost Rate Documents

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            Maximum Indirect Costs Worksheet

            Use the Maximum Indirect Cost Workbook (Word) to calculate the maximum indirect costs that can be claimed for a grant.  For questions regarding the use of the worksheet or claiming indirect costs, contact the Grants Administration Division through the division email (grants@tea.texas.gov) or by phone (512-463-8525).

            Current and Prior-Year Indirect Cost Rates for Open Enrollment Charter Schools, ISDs, and Education Service Centers

            The following links lead to current and prior-year indirect cost rates for ISDs and open-enrollment charter schools:

            The following links lead to current and prior-year indirect cost rates for education service centers:

            Archived Indirect Cost Rates

            Indirect cost rates dating to 2010 are available for open-enrollment charter schools and ISDs.