Planning amounts for the IDEA-B ARRA/Stimulus programs listed below are now available to view on TEA’s website. The 2009-2011 Special Education ARRA/Stimulus Grant Application for funding will become available on April 15, 2009. The deadline to apply for funding is September 1, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Grant funding for eligible local education agencies (LEAs) will be effective on the date the LEA’s application is received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in substantially approvable form (stamp-in-date), or the project begin date whichever is later.
IDEA-B ARRA/Stimulus amounts have been allocated based on the October 2008 PEIMS snapshot to Texas Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The allocations were calculated based on the general enrollment and free and reduced lunch counts reported by an individual LEA.
Shared Service Arrangements (SSAs)
Consistent with the new law, ARRA/Stimulus funds may be included as part of a shared services arrangement for the 2008-2009 school year. If your LEA requires transferring of funds to the fiscal agent due to a SSA configuration change, you must use the SC2000 – Special Education Funding Release Request. The amounts transferred are a local decision and will not be determined by the TEA. If you are not undergoing a configuration change, but require flow through of funds to member districts, the fiscal agent must reflect these funds through class object 6493 in the Budget Summary - BS6006 for Special Education ARRA/Stimulus Grant Application. The fiscal agent and member LEAs must ensure that the shared services agreement is appropriately amended, if necessary, to account for the inclusion of ARRA/Stimulus funds and any reconfiguration of the SSA.
Required DUNS and CAGE Numbers for Stimulus NOGA
Please view the letter sent by TEA for additional guidance.
If you have questions related to the BS6006 – Program Budget Summary for the 2009-2011 Special Education IDEA-B ARRA/Stimulus grant application, contact the Division of Formula Funding at (512) 463-8525 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions related to program schedules and/or allowable items for the 2009-2011 Special Education ARRA/Stimulus Grant Application, contact the IDEA Coordination Division at (512) 463-9414 or email: email@example.com