Grant Compliance and Administration
The department is responsible for managing all discretionary and formula grants, ensuring the agency’s compliance with the fiscal requirements of federal grants, and conducting monitoring and grant reviews of federal grant subrecipients.
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COVID Grant Funding
The following federal grant and reimbursement programs have been authorized in response to COVID-19:
- Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER): GCA acts as the program office for the ESSER grant programs: ESSER I, CRRSA ESSER II, ARP ESSER III, and ESSER-SUPP.
- Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS): GCA is managing the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools grant program, which funds certain services to private nonprofit schools (PNPs) impacted by COVID-19. Information and guidance related to the program will be posted as it becomes available.
- CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) Reimbursement Programs: GCA acts as the program office for the CRF reimbursement programs: the Operation Connectivity PPRP and LMRP.
Links in the following table lead to information on the department's primary functions.
|COVID-19 and Federal Grant Funds||Information related to the initial federal and state response to COVID-19.|
|Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Stimulus Funding||
GCA serves as the program office for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reimbursement programs.
|Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund||GCA serves as the program office for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.|
|Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Grant Program||GCA manages the EANS grant program, which provides funding for certain services to PNPs impacted by COVID-19.|
|Disaster Relief and Federal Grant Funding||Guidance on using federal grant funds to help mitigate effects of the natural disasters, such as hurricanes.|
|EDGAR||Administrative requirements that went into effect in Dec. 2014, when USDE adopted the Uniform Grants Guidance (Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or 2 CFR)|
|Strategic Priorities and Recommended Uses of Funds||TEA has defined four strategic priorities to support the agency’s goal of preparing every child for success in college, a career, or the military. The recommended uses of funds linked here are designed to help grantees align their grant fund expenditures with those priorities.|
|Substitute System of Time and Effort||Guidance on how LEAs may implement a simplified system of time and effort reporting for their employees who work on multiple cost objectives|
|Travel Information and Guidance||Current mileage, lodging, and meal reimbursement rates along with guidance on what expenses are allowable for reimbursement|
Divisions of the Department
- Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Division: Oversees activities of federal grant programs to ensure they are compliant with fiscal requirements and ensures that the agency is compliant with federal reporting requirements.
- Federal Fiscal Monitoring Division: Monitors the expenditures of federal grant subrecipients to ensure federal funds are used for authorized purposes in compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of federal awards.
- Federal Program Compliance Division: Provides state administration and implementation of ESSA programs (Title I, Parts A and D); Migrant; Title II, Part A; Title IV, Part A; Titles V, VI, and VII; and ESSA PNP services).
- Grants Administration Division Provides centralized administration of all formula and discretionary state-appropriated funds and federal grant funds awarded to TEA; administers all grant funds awarded to subrecipients.