May 24, 2013
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: US Department of Education Guidance on Use of Federal Funds
for Conferences and Meetings, Including Related Food Costs
On May 15,
2013, the US Department of Education (USDE) issued clarifying guidance on how
federal grant funds may be used to pay for conferences and meetings. The
guidance, in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ), also includes
information on food and travel costs.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA)
will be updating its cost guidelines to align with the clarified USDE guidance
beginning with all grants for the 2013-2014 school year.
A message will be
issued via the Grants
Administration and Federal Program Compliance (GAFPC) listserv when those
updates are complete. In the meantime, grantees can refer directly to the USDE
guidance, which is posted in the Allowable Cost Guidance section of the Grant
Management Resources page of the TEA website.
With any questions
related to allowable costs, email the Division of Grants Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Green, Chief Grants Administrator
Division of Grants Administration