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Formula Funding Available

June 7, 2010

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  2010-2011 Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins Formula Grant Application

The 2010-2011 Application Designation and Certification (ADC) form for the Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins formula grant opened in eGrants on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The 2010-2011 Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins grant application will be available in eGrants on or about Monday, June 7, 2010.

Eligible Applicants
Federal law requires Perkins formula funds to be awarded only to career and technical education (CTE) programs that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective.  Local education agencies (LEAs) that code students as taking coherent sequences of CTE courses consistent with the State Plan under Texas Education Code §29.182 are eligible for funding. 

  • CTE coherent sequence students are defined as students reported in the Fall 2009 PEIMS data collection under Career and Technical Education Indicator Code 2 or Code 3.
  • School districts are eligible to apply for funding as stand-alone applicants if they have 10 or more CTE coherent sequence students and are eligible for at least $15,000 in Perkins funding.
  • Open-enrollment charter schools may apply for funding as stand-alone applicants if they have 5 or more CTE coherent sequence students and are eligible for at least $15,000 in Perkins funding.
  • LEAs with at least 1 CTE coherent sequence student, but which fall below 10 CTE coherent sequence students for a school district or 5 CTE coherent sequence students for a charter school, may apply for funding as members or fiscal agents of shared services arrangements (SSAs).

Allocations
Planning allocations for 2010-2011 Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins formula grants can be viewed at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/opge/formfund/carlperkins/1011PerkPlanning.pdf on or about June 7, 2010.

How to Apply
Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system. In order to apply, applicants must have appropriate Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEA SE) access. Applicants who do not have TEA SE access for eGrants should visit the TEA SE Information Center online at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/opge/egrant/index.html.  An overview of the TEA SE online request process can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/opge/egrant/eGrantsOverview.pdf. For further assistance, please contact the eGrants Help Desk by telephone at (512) 463-7025 or via email at egrants@tea.state.tx.us.

Deadline to Apply
Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  Applications are effective on the date they are received in TEA in substantially approvable form or on July 1, 2010, whichever is later.

Reporting Deadlines
The following table lists reporting deadlines for 2010-2011 Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins grant application.  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 Program

 

Grant Period

Final
Expenditure
Report

Program Effectiveness Report

Revised
Final
Expenditure Report

 

Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins Formula Grant

 

7/1/2010-6/30/2011

 

7/30/2011

 

8/15/2011

 

8/30/2011

Information and Assistance
For program information, please contact the Division of Curriculum at (512) 463-9581, or visit the program website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/cte/index.html

For funding information, please contact the Division of Formula Funding at (512) 463-8525, or via e-mail at formulafunds@tea.state.tx.us.

 

Sincerely,

Yolanda Cantu
Senior Director, Division of Formula Funding

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