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ARRA - Texas Guidance

General Information  

Texas Guidance offers information about the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) and other ARRA grant funds.  

TEA has identified four overarching goals for making ARRA funding opportunities as efficacious as possible throughout the state:

    1. Increasing efforts to institute rigorous post secondary standards and high quality (valid, reliable) assessments
    2. Ensure continuing to improve teacher effectiveness and supporting the equitable distribution of qualified teachers across the state
    3. Enhancing pre-kindergarten to post-secondary data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement
    4. Expand the state’s support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools

Texas Guidance


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ARRA Reporting 



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; 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:

Division of NCLB Program Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX  78701

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