Entitlements for the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I School Improvement Program Grant Application are available and may be viewed through the links below. Local education agencies (LEAs) may select from two consolidated reports to locate their entitlements. One report is sorted alphabetically by LEA name and the other is sorted by Education Service Center (ESC) Region number and alphabetically by LEA. The reports are as of September 8, 2011 and are subject to change. If you have any questions regarding the entitlement amounts, please contact the Division of Grants Administration at 512-463-8525.
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Title I campuses that have not met AYP for the same indicator (reading, mathematics, attendance rate, or graduation rate) for two consecutive years are identified for Title I SIP and are eligible to apply for this grant. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary AYP results on August 4, 2011.
The application will be effective on October 1, 2011, or the date it is received by TEA, whichever is later. Pre-award costs will be allowed for the Title I SIP Grant back to July 1, 2011. Pre-award costs will be allowed once requested and approved by TEA as reflected in the grant application. The ending date for the Title I SIP grant program is September 30, 2012.
2011-2012 NCLB Title I School Improvement Applicant Designation and Certification (ADC)
For LEAs that have not commenced the application process, the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I SIP ADC form is available in eGrants and is populated with the planning amount for eligible campuses. The 2011-2012 NCLB Title I SIP ADC form initiates the application process for programs in the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I SIP Grant application.Eligible applicants use the ADC form to identify how they will apply in the grant application for each funding source. The information that is submitted on this form is considered to be binding. Applicants are advised to complete the process of obtaining local board approval, as appropriate, and ensure accuracy before submitting the form. The NCLB Title I SIP ADC form, once certified and submitted by eligible applicants, will activiate the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I SIP Grant application.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system. 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 Information Center. An overview of the request process can be found at TEASE online. If you need further assistance, please call the eGrants Help Desk at (512) 463-7025 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing the SIP ADC and Grant Application
On September 9, 2011, applicants may locate the SIP ADC form through TEASE via eGrants as follows:
1. Open the drop-down list titled “Available Grant Programs in eGrants.”
2. From the drop-down list, select “2011-2012 NCLB SIP Grant Application.”
3. On the Grant Menu screen, select “2011-2012 NCLB SIP Applicant Designation and Certification.”
Once the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I School Improvement Applicant Designation and Certification form is submitted, the 2011-2012 NCLB Title I School Improvement Grant application will become available.
Deadline to Apply
Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday, October 24, 2011. Applications are effective on the date received in TEA in substantially approvable form, or October 1, 2011, whichever is later.
Reporting deadlines for programs approved in the 2011-2012 NCLB SIP Grant application are listed below. LEAs 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”.
Grant Period – 10/01/2011 – 09/30/2012
Final Evaluation Report – 10/10/2012
Final Expenditure Report – 10/31/2012
Revised Final Expenditure Report – 10/31/2012
Information and Assistance
For program information, please contact the Division of Federal and State Education Policy at (512) 463-9414.
For funding information, including the Applicant Designation and Certification (ADC) form, please contact the Division of Grants Administration at (512) 463-8525, or visit the TEA Grant Opportunities website.