Applications are being accepted through Nov. 12 for TEA's TCLAS grant program, High Quality Afterschool Supports, which provides up to $500,000 in funding to pay for tutor and teacher stipends if a school district offers a high-impact tutoring program as part of its after-school program.
According to TEA’s overview document, and High-Quality After School FAQ, school districts interested in offering a “high-impact tutoring” program can apply for TCLAS funds under Option A.
A HIT model goes above and beyond HB 4545 requirements and includes the following attributes:
Per TEA’s overview, the TCLAS funding for districts pursuing Option A includes stipends for tutors, teachers and other educators as follows:
Per TEA’s High-Quality After School FAQ, TCLAS High-Quality After School grantees can use existing staff for tutoring (see FAQ #45).
Additionally, per TEA, the maximum grant award for districts without a separate TCLAS tutoring grant awards is $500,000 (for districts with an existing TCLAS tutoring grant award, the maximum award for tutor stipends as part of the new after school program grant is $200,000).
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