Through this application process, LEAs will be applying for their FSP formula funding financed by SFSF for state fiscal year 2011. Each district’s estimated SFSF FSP formula allocation can be viewed below:
2010-2011 SFSF Allocation
For information on how award amounts were calculated, please see the calculation of “Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction” on the school district’s Summary of Finances report on the State Funding website. For questions about these calculations, please contact the State Funding Division at (512) 463-9238 and ask for information about the 2010-2011 SFSF allocation calculations.
LEAs (i.e. public school districts) and open-enrollment charter schools with a 2010-2011 Foundation School Program funding allocation are eligible to apply. Shared services arrangements (SSAs, or consortiums) are not allowed as part of the grant program.
Deadline to Apply
Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by Monday, August 23, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Applications are effective on the date received in TEA in substantially approvable form, or September 1, 2010, whichever is later.
How to Apply
In order to apply, applicants must have appropriate Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE) access. Applicants who do not have TEASE access for eGrants should visit the TEASE webpage. An overview of the TEASE online request process . If further assistance is needed, please call the eGrants Help Desk at (512) 463-7025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The reporting deadlines for the 2010-2011 ARRA Title XIV State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) Grant Application are listed in the table below. LEAs will have reporting requirements throughout the grant period as it relates to funds expended, jobs funded, as well as information related to the expenditure of funds for infrastructure investment. Local educational agencies that are awarded grants are responsible for meeting all required deadlines. Failure to meet deadlines may result in loss of funds and could cause the LEA to be identified as “high risk” and have special conditions imposed by TEA.
Please remember, funds received under ARRA must be reported and tracked separately and grantees must report financial information every quarter in accordance with Section 1511 and Section 1512 of ARRA. Reporting requirements include funds expended, jobs funded, as well as information related to the expenditure of funds for infrastructure investment. To obtain more information on Section 1511 and Section 1512 ARRA reporting requirements, as well as a list of provisions and assurances for infrastructure investments, navigate as follows:
1. Access the TEA main webpage http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index.aspx
2. Select “ARRA stimulus and stabilization” on the top left hand menu
3. Select “ARRA Reporting”
4. Select “Section 1511 Certification” and/or “Section 1512 Reporting”, as applicable
Critical Due Dates:
- Grant Period: 10/01/2010-09/30/2011
- Final Expenditure Report: 10/30/2011
- Revised Final Expenditure Report: 10/30/2011.
There will be no opportunity for a revised final expenditure report after October 30, 2011. Grantees must ensure that the final expenditure report is 100% accurate.
Information and Assistance
For program information, please call the NCLB Program Coordination Division at (512) 463-9374.
For funding information, please call the Division of Formula Funding at (512) 463-8525.