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TEA Correspondence

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Formula Funding Available

June 3, 2011

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  2011–2012 Title I, Part C, Carl D. Perkins Formula Grant Application

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) opened the 2011–2012 Application Designation and Certification (ADC) form for the Title I, Part C, Carl D. Perkins (Perkins) formula grant in eGrants on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The Perkins grant application will be available in eGrants on or about Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

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 educational 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 2010 PEIMS data collection under Career and Technical Education Indicator Code 2 or Code 3.
  • Independent 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 five 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, that have fewer than 10 CTE coherent sequence students for a school district or five 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 the 2011-2012 Perkins formula grants can be viewed at
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=5040&menu_id=2147483678 on or about June 1, 2011.

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, Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Applicants that do not submit an application in substantially approvable form by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, September 1, 2011, will no longer be eligible for the 2011-2012 Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins grant. Applications are effective on the date they are received in TEA in substantially approvable form or on July 1, 2011, whichever is later.

Reporting Deadlines
The following table lists reporting deadlines for the 2011-2012 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

7/1/2011–6/30/2012

7/31/2012

8/15/2012

8/31/2012

Information and Assistance
For program information, please contact the Division of Curriculum at (512) 463-9581, or via email at
career@tea.state.tx.us.  

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

 

Sincerely,

Yolanda Cantu
Senior Director, Division of Formula Funding

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