ESC Region 11 Federal Programs
CARES and COVID-19 Related Updates
Important Reminder: The ESSER grant amendment is due next Monday, March 1st, by 5:00 p.m. If it has not been done yet, all LEAs must submit an amendment that reflects final amounts. ESSER amendments are paper-based (not in eGrants), and you may find the two necessary parts for the amendment (PDF and Excel spreadsheet) on TEA's Grant Opportunities page.
Remember, if you do not have any PNPs participating in ESSER, you may use a saved version of your original application editable PDF for your amendment. If you do have PNPs participating, you must use the new application PDF available at the link above.
If you have recently submitted your ESSER amendment and have any questions regarding the status of your district’s amendment or want to know if an amendment was received, please contact one of the ESSER negotiators below. Questions should not be sent to the grant applications email inbox as it is only for receiving applications.
Stephanie Torres-Maksimowicz 512-463-8402 Stefanie.TorresMaksimowicz@tea.texas.gov
Christie Mizzell-James 512-463-8424 Christie.MizzellJames@tea.texas.gov
TEA has posted updated FAQ Documents for most programs. Please see the links below:
CARES PNP FAQ Document
TEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date CARES ACT Equitable Services FAQ document.
CARES Act Funding and COVID Expense Reimbursement FAQ Document
TEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date CARES Act Funding and COVID Expense Reimbursement FAQ document.
COVID-19 FAQ DocumentTEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date Federal Funding and Grants FAQ document.
General ESSA Updates
TEA has posted updated FAQ Documents for most programs. Please see the links below. TEA plans to release updates on approximately a monthly basis, so I suggest you bookmark the documents and refer to the live electronic document rather than trying to print a hard copy for reference!
- ESSA Private Non-Profit FAQ
- Title I, Part A FAQ
- Title I, Part C FAQ
- Title I, Part D FAQ
- Title II, Part A FAQ
- Title IV, Part A FAQ
Upcoming Training & Deadlines
Title I for Campus Administrators Training:
3/03/2021 9:00 a.m. - Noon -- Parent & Family Engagement
3/03/2021 1:00 - 4:00p.m. -- Campus Improvement Plan
Title III Updates
Title III 20-21 Random Validation
- 20-21 validation process is a pilot year to transition to current year validation
- Random LEA selection using 19-20 ESSA Compliance Report submissions for TIII, Part A
- LEA Superintendent and TIII POC were notified the week of February 8, 2021. ESC Region 11 TIII Lead (Melanie Yocom) was copied on the email.
- Selected LEAs are welcome to include ESC Region 11 TIII Lead in TEA meeting.
- PR3002 TIII, Part A-ELA:
- 2 LEAs per region (independent, no SSAs)
- Part 6: Program Implementation-Questions 2-4 (Parent, Family, Community Engagement)
- 10 LEAs across the state
- Part 3: Program Implementation-Questions 1 (PNPs) and 2 (Enhanced Instructional Opportunities)
Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Migrant Education Program (MEP) Updates
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is close on our heels. We know that most of you have already started PreK registrations. Please see the 2021-2022 Family Survey at this link https://www.esc11.net/migrant and remember to send any "yes" responses to the Title 1, Part C program. Remember that EVERY student should complete the Family Survey every school year.