Request for Public Comment on Federal Grant Applications


  • Public Notice - Federal Grants

    Texas Education Agency (TEA) General Provisions and Assurances, Section GG, General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), as Amended, Applicable to All Federal Programs Funded or Administered through or by the US Department of Education, states the general application submitted by a local educational Agency (LEA) shall set forth these assurances:

    The LEA "will provide reasonable opportunities for the participation by teachers, parents, and other interested agencies, organizations, and individuals in the planning for and operation of each program" and "that any application, evaluation, periodic program plan or report relating to each program will be made readily available to parents and other members of the general public" per 20 USC 1232(e).

    Denton Independent School District hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications for federal grant funds for the 2023-2024 school year.

     

    Denton ISD welcomes comments or questions concerning any of the grants listed below. All comments must be received by Denton ISD no later than the due date noted by each grant listed.

     

    Please submit comments or questions to Denton ISD Grants Department using the contact information at the bottom of this page.


New Grant Applications

  • Head Start

    Head Start is a federally funded program that delivers comprehensive early learning, health, nutrition, and family support services to children ages three (3) through five (5) experiencing poverty and their families. 

    Fiscal Year 2024-2025   

    Please submit any comments or questions before March 15, 2024.

     

    High-Cost Funds

    High Cost Funds (HCF) help offset the financial impact on Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that provide educational services to high need children with disabilities. High need children with disabilities receive educational services which exceed three times the state’s average per pupil expenditure (APPE).  Only those costs associated with providing direct special education and related services to the child, and identified in the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), are considered when determining whether a child qualifies as a high need child. 

    Fiscal Year 2024-2025   

    Please submit any comments or questions before April 29, 2024.

     

    School-Based Mental Health Grant

    The purpose of the School-Based Mental Health grant program is to increase the number of credentialed mental health service providers providing school-based mental health services to students in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need. 

    Fiscal Year 2024-2026   

    Please submit any comments or questions before April 29, 2024.

     

    Special Education Capacity Contracted Services Grant

    The SPED Capacity Contracted Services Grant allows for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to apply for one-time funding in accordance with allowable expenditures associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for securing contracted special education staff.

    Fiscal Year 2023-2024

    Please submit any comments or questions before May 9, 2024.


Current Grant Awards for School Year 2023-2024

  • Adult Education & Literacy

    Adult education and literacy programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provide English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.

     

    Childcare and Development Block - Wage Supplement Grant

    The Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Rising Star Wage Supplement Program provides funding to create a temporary wage supplement for childcare workers. Childcare staff continue to place themselves at higher risk of COVID-19 infection while caring for children. This temporary wage supplement acknowledges the hazards they face and the incredible value of their work, as well as employers’ difficulties in recruiting and retaining qualified staff.

     

    Emergency Connectivity Funds

    The FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period. ECF will help provide relief to millions of students, school staff, and library patrons and will help close the Homework Gap for students who currently lack necessary Internet access or the devices they need to connect to classrooms.

     

    Head Start

    Head Start is a federally funded program that delivers comprehensive early learning, health, nutrition, and family support services to children ages three (3) through five (5) experiencing poverty and their families. 

     

    Perkins V: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

    The purpose of the CTE program is to develop more fully the academic knowledge, technical, and employability skills of secondary education students who enroll in CTE programs and programs of study. 

         

    Principal Residency Grant Cycle 7

    As part of this grant program, LEAs and EPP partners must provide residents with a year-long, full-time residency consisting of the following:

    • Sustained and rigorous clinical learning in an authentic school setting
    • Evidence-based coursework focused on best practices in campus leadership, including a concentrated focus on instructional leadership
    • Ongoing support from an effective mentor principal or school leader that includes short cycle coaching with an existing district protocol (e.g. the observation & feedback protocol by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo)
    • Authentic leadership opportunities
    • An opportunity to practice and be evaluated in a school setting

     

    Stronger Connections Grant

    The purpose of this program is to support systemic change in the way that school districts address and respond to bullying, violence, and acts of hate. Supporting the academic and nonacademic needs of students by providing safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environments will result in improved academic achievement as well as mental, behavioral, emotional, and physical health and well-being of students. 

     

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    Title I, Part A

    Title I, Part A provides supplemental resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families acquire the knowledge and skills in the state content standards and to meet the state student performance standards.

     

    Title I, Part C 

    Title I, Part C provides supplemental instructional and support services for migrant students and out of school migrant youth.

     

    Title I, Part D, Subpart 2

    Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 supports programs to improve the educational services to children residing in facilities for delinquent children to acquire the knowledge and skills in the state content standards and state student performance standards.

     

    Title II, Part A

    Title II, Part A is to increase student achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and highly qualified principals in schools.

     

    Title III, Part A ELA

    Title III, Part A ELA is to develop programs for limited English proficient students to attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment, and meet the state content standards and student achievement standards.

     

    Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAEP)

    Title IV, Part A - SSAEP is to improve students' academic achievement by providing all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology.

     

    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

    IDEA-B Formula

    IDEA-B Formula and IDEA-B Formula-ARP provide supplemental resources to help LEAs ensure that eligible students (ages 3-21) with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.

     

    IDEA-B Preschool

    IDEA-B Preschool and IDEA-B Preschool-ARP provide supplemental resources to help LEAs ensure that eligible students (ages 3-5) with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.

     

    IDEA-B Discretionary Deaf

    IDEA-B Discretionary Deaf helps ensure that eligible students with disabilities (ages 3-21) are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute. 

     

    IDEA-C Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

    The purpose of IDEA-C ECI is to carry out programs that provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers enrolled in a Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) or the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) who are deaf or hard of hearing and for their families.


Contact Information

  • Please submit any comments or questions concerning any of the grants listed above to:

     

    Denton ISD Grants Department

    1303 N Elm St. Denton, TX 76201

    Phone: 940.369.0462

    Email: grants@dentonisd.org