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TEA Correspondence

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August 25, 2010

Formula Funding

SUBJECT: Application for 2010-2011 Student Success Initiative Grant

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

The application for the 2010-2011 Student Success Initiative Grant (SSIG) will be available in eGrants on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are independent school districts and open-enrollment charter schools with grade 3 students who did not pass the 2010 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading section during the first administration and grade 5 students who did not pass the 2010 TAKS mathematics section during the first administration.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this program is to provide transitional financial assistance to Texas independent school districts and open-enrollment charters during the second post-Accelerated Reading Instruction/Accelerated Math Instruction school year. For the 2010-2011 school year, funding is provided for interventions for struggling students in grades K-12.

Allocations

SSIG allocations are posted online at the TEA Grant Opportunities Web site (http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/). In the Formula Funding Toolbox, click the link to “Entitlements by Program.”

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Friday, October 15, 2010.

How to Apply

The SSIG application is available through the eGrants system, online at https://seguin.tea.state.tx.us/apps/logon.asp. A Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEA SE) username and password are required to log on to eGrants. If you do not have a TEA SE username and password, visit http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/opge/egrant/index.html.

Reporting Deadlines

Reporting deadlines for the 2010-2011 SSIG are listed in the following table. Grantees are responsible for meeting all required deadlines. Failure to meet deadlines may result in loss of funds and could cause the grantee to be identified as “high risk.”

Grant Program Grant Period Evaluation Report Due Date Final Expenditure Report Revised Final Expenditure Report
Student Success Initiative Grant 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011 09/30/11 09/30/11 10/31/11

Information and Assistance

For program information, please contact Kerry Ballast by e-mail at Kerry.ballast@tea.state.tx.us or by telephone at (512) 305-9231.

For funding information, please call the Division of Formula Funding at (512) 463-8525, or visit the TEA Grant Opportunities Web site at http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/.

Sincerely,

Yolanda Cantu,
Senior Director, Division of Formula Funding

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