Federal Programs - Federal Grants
ESSA - (Click Here)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ESSA was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. The purpose of this act was to replace and update the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was signed into law in 2002. Like NCLB, ESSA reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965.
The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.
- The Texas Education Agency (TEA) formally submitted the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) on Sept. 25, 2017. After negotiations, the USDE approved the state’s ESSA plan on March 26, 2018. The final plan and amendments are available on TEA's ESSA website.
- TEA Compliance and Reporting
- TEA Fiscal Compliance
- Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and LEAs: IDEA-B vs. ESSA - updated April, 2021
- MOE vs. MOQ - updated May, 2021
- Stakeholders for ESSA vs ESSER III- updated May, 2021
- Click on this link to go to the webpage to view the federal report card.
ESSER - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (Click Here)
ESSER grant funding is authorized in three pieces of legislation. As a result, the ESSER programs are administered by TEA as separate grant programs. An ESSER side-by-side is under development. The ESSER I, CRRSA ESSER II, and ARP ESSER III grant programs run concurrently. During the overlap in periods of availability, grantees may expend funds from any of the grant programs.
Texas Education Agency. (2021, August 4). Elementary and secondary school emergency relief (Esser) grant programs. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/grants/elementary-and-secondary-school-emergency-relief-esser-grant-programs.
Title I, Part A (Click Here)
Title I, Part A – (Click Here for ESSA Grant Application) Improving Basic Programs Operated By Local Educational Agencies—of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, provides supplemental funding to state and local educational agencies to acquire additional education resources at schools serving high concentrations of students from low-income homes. These resources are used to improve the quality of education programs and ensure students from low-income families have opportunities to meet challenging state assessments.
Title I, Part A schools implement either a Schoolwide program or a Targeted Assistance program. Both Title I, Part A models — Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance — use evidence-based methods and instructional strategies.
NISD Title I, Part A Campuses:
- Brule Elementary
- High Point Elementary
- Webb Elementary
- Companion Guide to Title I, Part A Within-LEA Allocations Presentation - presented on 6/9/21
- Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment Toolkit - presented on 9/14/21
Title II (Click Here)
TITLE II, PART A (Click here for ESSA Grant Application)
ESSA LEA Fund Code 255The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title V - RLIS (Click Here)
Title V, Part B - Rural Education Initiative or REAP
P.L. 114-95, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 5202)
The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) assists eligible LEAs in addressing local academic needs more effectively by giving them greater flexibility in the use of limited federal resources. Programs under subparts 1 and 2 are designed to address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently -
- Lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for federal competitive grants; and
- Receive formula allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
The programs are designed to supplement funding to help rural local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase student academic achievement and decrease dropout rate.
Texas Education Agency. (2021, July 16). Title V, part B - rural education initiative or reap. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/grants/essa-program/title-v-part-b-rural-education-initiative-or-reap.
- - Federal Grant Applications - - (Click Here)
- - Federal Report Cards - - (Click Here)