TEA News Releases Online
April 6, 2009
Stimulus guidance offered
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released guidance to school districts about recommended uses of stimulus funds targeted to help economically disadvantaged students and those served by special education programs.
“I urge every Texas school district to implement creative and innovative ideas that will provide for long-term stability when investing these funds,” said Commissioner of Education Robert Scott.
Texas expects to receive about $969 million in supplemental federal funds for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. It will receive approximately $1.2 billion in Title I, Part A funds, which includes School Improvement Grants.
Grant applications for these funds will be available April 15.
These funds combined with additional appropriations related to the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will bring a total of about $6.2 billion in education funding to Texas.
The guidance documents issued today, as well as other stimulus information, are available at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/arrastimulus/.