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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009, with the intention to save jobs, support states and school districts, and advance reforms and improvements for early learning, K-12, and post-secondary education.

The economic recovery funds are subject to unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability. The four key reform areas include progress towards rigorous college-and-career-ready standards & assessments, improving Pre-K to college and career data systems, equitable distribution of qualified teachers for all students, and effective interventions for the lowest performing schools.

Recent ARRA News and Announcements 

2/3/2014 -  On Monday, February 3, 2014 the Texas Education Agency opened the Expenditure Reporting (ER) system to allow corrections to ARRA Section 1512 quarterly reporting data submitted for the quarter ending December 31, 2013, for the following grant program:

  •  ARRA Title I, School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools) as applicable if the grantee's Notice of Grant Award identifies ARRA SIG funding

The continuous corrections period will close Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.  No action is necessary unless your LEA has identified data that needs to be corrected.  Revisions may only be made to data submitted for the period ending December 31, 2013 for the programs listed above.

12/9/2013 - On Monday, December 9, 2013 the Texas Education Agency will open the Expenditure Reporting (ER) system to allow ARRA Section 1512 quarterly reporting data submitted for the quarter ending December 31, 2013, for the following grant program:

  • ARRA Title I, School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools) as applicable if the grantee’s Notice of Grant Award identifies ARRA SIG funding.

The quarterly reporting period will close Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.

 11/7/2013 -- On Thursday, November 7, 2013 the Texas Education Agency will open the Expenditure Reporting (ER) system to allow corrections to ARRA Section 1512  quarterly reporting data submitted for the quarter ending September 30,2013, for the following grant program:

  • ARRA Title I, School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools) as applicable if the grantee's Notice of Grant Award identifies ARRA SIG funding

The continuous corrections period will close Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5 p.m. No action is necessary unless your LEA has identified data that needs to be corrected. Revisions may only be made to data submitted for the period ending September 30, 2013, for the program listed above.Archived ARRA News and Announcements

 

Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse of ARRA Funds


Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO)

The SAO investigates allegations of fraud, waste or abuse involving state funds and resources, including ARRA funds. To report fraud, waste or abuse (or suspicion of fraud, waste or abuse) to the SAO, call the SAO Hotline at 800-TX-AUDIT (892-8348) or submit a report to the SAO's Online Reporting Hotline.

 

United States Department of Education (USDE) Office of Inspector General (OIG)  

The USDE OIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste and abuse related to federal education funds and federally funded programs, including ARRA funds.  To report fraud, waste, or abuse (or suspicion of fraud, waste or abuse) to the USDE OIG, contact the Special Agent in Charge for Texas (Thomas Utz Jr., (214) 661-9538, 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1440, Dallas, TX 75201-6817); email oig.hotline@ed.gov; call 1-800-MISUSED (1-800-647-8733); or write the Inspector General’s Hotline, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1500.  USDE OIG provides additional guidance for reporting at OIG Hotline:  Fraud Prevention.

 


 

For additional information, contact:

ARRA Section 1512 quarterly reporting: (512) 936-3647 or arrastimulus@tea.state.tx.us

More Contact Information 

Join the TEA ARRA Stimulus Listserv 

 

 

April 22, 2014

Survey on new financial accountability indicators now available

A brief survey asking for input on the indicators that will form the new financial accountability system required by House Bill 5 is now available on the TEA website’s home page. The survey will be open until May 18. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238.

April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.