Hurricane Relief Grants Part 1

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Texas Education Agency

News Bulletin

Department of Contracts, Grants and 
Financial Administration

May 7, 2018

Today the Department of Contracts, Grants and Financial Administration released the 2017-2018 Hurricane Relief Grants Application Part 1.  This short application and data collection will form the basis of two new hurricane relief grants:

  • Assistance to Homeless Children and Youth Grants, and
  • Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students Grants.

    This Part 1 application is due to TEA by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  This application deadline is set by USDE and TEA has minimal flexibility to extend it. The application will be submitted online through a new system and allows for electronic signature.


    LEAs and ESCs did an outstanding job in collecting and reporting the crisis codes to track the students impacted by the hurricanes.  While we were able to use the weekly reporting data in total for the Hurricane Restart grant (the Restart application will release next week) and for some of the reporting requirements for these two new grants, TEA did not know what USDE would require and did not collect the data in the exact same manner and timelines that USDE is requiring the state to report.


    The online Part 1 Application is accessible on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page under the heading “2017-2018 Hurricane Relief Grant Part 1” as well as training materials and other application resources.  Part 2 of the application process is expected to be released to LEAs in the summer after USDE makes the grant awards to the state and LEA allocations can be calculated. Part 2 will include basic budgetary and use of funds information. Part 1 of the application must be submitted to be eligible to submit the Part 2 application and receive funding.


    If you have questions regarding this Part 1 application, please contact Department of Contracts, Grants and Financial Administration staff at or (512) 463-8992.