Program Descriptions for ARRA Grants

 

 

General Information  

  

 Name of Program  Purpose of Program 
IDEA-B Formula

The purpose of these funds is to help grantees ensure that eligible students with disabilities ages 3-21 are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.

IDEA-B Preschool

The purpose of these funds is to help grantees ensure that eligible students with disabilities ages 3-5 are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.  

Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies

Title I, Part A, provides supplemental resources to grantees to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards. Title I, Part A, supports campuses in implementing a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. 

Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk

 The purpose of Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, is to do the following:

  1. Provide educational services for children and youth in local and state institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging state academic content standards and challenging state student academic achievement standards that all children in the state are expected to meet;
  2. Provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
  3. Prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education. 
Title I-School Improvement Program (SIP)

The purpose of the Title I-School Improvement Program is to provide supplemental funds to grantees to assist Title I, Part A, schools identified as in need of improvement to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards.  

Title I, School Improvement Grants (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools)

School Improvement Grants, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA) as amended by ARRA, are grants, through the Texas Education Agency, to local educational agencies (LEAs) for use in Title I schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and other eligible campuses that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of their students so as to enable the schools to make adequate yearly progress and exit improvement status.  

Title II, Part D—Enhancing Education Through Technology

The purpose of the Title II, Part D—Enhancing Education Through Technology program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is designed 1) to assist every student in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and 2) to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.

Title XIV, State Fiscal Stabilization Fund-Education State Grants (SFSF) (Year 1 and 2)

 The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Title XIV State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) program is to improve student academic achievement through four key reforms. Grantees use their SFSF funds to invest in 1) increasing teacher effectiveness and equitable distribution of teachers, 2) adopting rigorous standards and high-quality assessments, 3) establishing data systems and using data for improvement, and 4) turning around the lowest-performing schools.

 

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.

 


 

Fiscal Accountability and Federal Reporting Unit
Office of Chief Grants Administrator
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX  78701
512/936-3647

ARRAstimulus@tea.state.tx.us

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