ESC Region 11 Federal Programs

June 2021 Newsletter

TEA Training on ESSER Grant Programs at ESC Regions 10 and 11

Cory Green, TEA Associate Commissioner for the Department of Contracts, Grants, and Financial Administration, will be coming to our area next month to present a face-to-face training session on the ESSER grants. We are working to finalize the date, time, and location. Watch for updates and registration information coming to you via email soon!

Other Special Populations Academy - McKinney-Vento/Homeless & Foster Students

Please plan to join ESC Regions 10 and 11 as we collaborate to offer the Other Special Populations Academy for individuals supporting students identified as homeless or foster. We will offer six virtual sessions on various topics over a three-day period starting on July 20.

Sessions include:

McKinney-Vento Overview

Foster Care Overview

Addressing Trauma and Mental Health Needs of Homeless and Foster Youth

Meeting the SEL Needs of Homeless and Foster Youth

Addressing the Legal Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Community Collaborations 101 - Panel Discussion

Each session is open to anyone, so please share this information with all who teach, feed, transport, coach, counsel, or in some way support homeless and foster students. The attached flyer contains session information and registration links for each session. All sessions are virtual and free of charge. Join one or join all!

We look forward to seeing you July 20-22!

Christie Miller

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Gun-Free Schools Report - Due June 29th

REMINDER – Upcoming Deadline: Gun-Free Schools Reports

The Gun-Free Schools (GFS) Report for 2020-2021 is now available under the Compliance Reports tab on eGrants.

Submission of the Gun-Free Schools Report is required of all LEAs that request any federal funds in 2021-2022 for any of the programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This includes any program in the ESSA Consolidated, School Improvement, and Rural and Low-Income Schools grant applications. If an LEA does not submit its Gun-Free Schools Reports, TEA cannot issue NOGAs for the LEA’s federal grants.

The due date for the district and campus GFS reports is June 29, 2021.

If reports are not submitted by the due date, LEAs will be contacted to come into compliance before NOGAs can be released.

Questions about the GFS Report should be directed to the Federal Program Compliance Division at

Title I, Part A - Updated FAQ Available

TEA has posted an updated Title I, Part A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the TEA Title I, Part A web page under the Resources section. The document includes responses to Title I, Part A-related questions received by the Federal Program Compliance Division from February 2021 through April 2021.

2021 TEA TEHCY Program Summit - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open!

Join the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program for two days of inspiring speakers, workshops, and valuable training on McKinney-Vento program components. Led by the theme, The Road to Impact, you will have the opportunity to earn CEUs, develop concrete skills, and engage in peer-to-peer learning to develop strategies to meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness.

The 2021 TEHCY Program summit will once again take place virtually on Tuesday, August 3rd, and Thursday, August 5th, 2021, in collaboration with TEA's event partner, Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS).

TEHCY Program Summit registration is free! Learn more here.

Title III Updates

Title III Symposium

Registration (FREE)
Please share registration details with English Learner parents.

  • Participation is open to parents.
  • Translators will be available.

Title III Updates

Title III, Part A Immigrant

  • Only (23) LEAs in Texas received an entitlement.
  • Region 11 had four LEAs receive funding in 2020-2021. In 2021-2022, only one LEA will receive funding.
  • Region 11 PEIMS Immigrant Data: Coded Immigrant and LEP/EL (7,402 students), Coded Immigrant only (1,261 students)

FAQ for PR 3002

Look Up State, Regional, and Local English Learner Data

NEW EL Student Report by Category and Grade Level

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