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
2/4/2013 -- On Monday, Feb. 4, 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, 2012, for the following grant programs:
The continuous corrections period will close March 1, 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 December 31, 2012, for the two programs listed above.
12/13/2012-- On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Texas Eduction Agency opened the Expenditure Reporting (ER) system to allow local educational agency (LEA) reporting of ARRA Section 1512 quarterly data ending December 31, 2012.
ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports for the reporting period of October 1 through December 31, 2012, are due from LEAs to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, January 5, 2013. The ER system will close at 5:00 p.m. in Central Time, January 5, 2013. LEAS should plan accordingly in order to meet the quarterly reporting deadline.
This reporting requirement applies to all ARRA funds distributed by TEA for the following grant programs:
- Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) Grant
- ARRA Title I, School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools) as applicable if the grantee's Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) identifies ARRA SIG funding
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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