Grant Opportunities

 

2023-2024 SCHOOL ACTION FUND

Click HERE to access the Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) unified application.

Application Window for Cycle 7 is November 7th to December 22nd 

 

School Action Fund

The School Action Fund Grant (SAF) application is available to LEAs serving Title I Comprehensive Schools and Targeted Schools, based on school year 2021-2022 ratings. If selected, districts will receive planning and implementation funds and technical assistance to take school actions to transform or create new schools. 

Funding

Action + Model

Est # Awards

Per Award Amount

Restart: ACE Planning

4

$200,000

Restart: ACE Implementation

2

$375,000

Restart: Resource

2

$200,000

Restart: Turnaround Partnership

3

$200,000

Redesign: Blended Learning

5

$200,000

Redesign: Rural P-20

2

$200,000

Redesign: Rural Collaborative Planning

1

$200,000

Redesign: Rural Collaborative Implementation

1

$500,000

New School: District-run

7

$200,000

New School: Innovation Partnership

2

$200,000

Reassign

3

$200,000

Technical Assistance

  • TEA-approved providers support districts as advisors on school actions, project management, and serve as district liaisons to TEA.
  • TEA will match districts with a provider based on your needs and the provider’s expertise (e.g. the type of school action selected, build on existing relationships). 

 

Application Process

The SAF Grant Application includes a written and interview component. 
Districts submit a written application to demonstrate your vision and readiness to begin planning a specific school action. The application asks districts to describe your community needs analysis, how you selected the school action, how you plan to measure and evaluate progress and your budget for the planning year.
The application interview is your opportunity to go beyond the written application, emphasize key points from your application, and demonstrate that you have a strong plan in place.

School Action Fund Grant Timeline

 

2023 SAF Grant Timeline

Other Grants and Resources

Grants for Specific Program Models

Districts receive grants to implement specific models such as P-TECH and Early College High School (ECHS).

Eligibility

District eligibility varies by program. See this funding matrix for more information.

$ Available

Varies, many grants ~$150,000

SB 1882 / Texas Partnership Benefits

Districts receive additional per pupil funding to open a new school managed by a partner they select.

Eligibility

Districts who recruit and contract with a partner org to manage a school are eligible.

$ Available

Additional per pupil funding.

Charter School Program (CSP) Grants

District partners receive funding for the start-up of a new charter school over 3 years.

Eligibility

Districts are not eligible, but can support applications from their partners for new schools.

$ Available

$600,000 average award