TEA 2020-2021 Principal Residency Grant Program
TEA is announcing the availability of grant funds for the 2020-2021 Principal Residency Grant Program, Cycle 3. Request for Application (RFA) #701-18-105 is authorized by Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by P.L. 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title II, Part A. The RFA is available on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page.
See the General and Fiscal Guidelines, Eligibility To Apply for LOIs.
LEAs with at least one campus that received an “F” rating overall per the 2019 Accountability Ratings and/or with at least one campus labeled Targeted, Additional Targeted, or Comprehensive per the 2019–2020 Title I Status. An eligibility list is posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page with all documents pertaining to the RFA.
February 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021.
- Funding will be determined by the number of principal residents per LEA or charter network.
- LEAs or charter networks may request up to $70,000 per principal resident and may request funding for a maximum of 10 principal residents per LEA or charter network (i.e., LEAs or charter networks may request up to $700,000 if they propose to serve 10 principal residents.
- Since funding limits will be determined by number of principal residents, applicants must disclose the number of principal residents in their application at the top of page 9 of the 2020–2021 Principal Residency Grant Program, Cycle 3 RFA.
- It is anticipated that approximately 15 grants will be awarded.
This grant program seeks to provide LEAs with an opportunity to build strong campus leaders and help support internal leadership pipelines through full-time, year-long principal residencies.
LEAs that are awarded this grant will do the following:
- Identify strong principal residents from among their current staff through a targeted recruitment and selection process
- Partner with an effective principal educator preparation program (EPP) that provides residents with course content focused on best practices in campus leadership, including a concentrated focus on instructional leadership
- Design and implement a year-long, full-time residency with a focus on authentic campus-based leadership experiences in partnership with the EPP
A full-time, year-long residency is defined as a program in which residents are consistently engaged in authentic campus-based leadership experiences in a clinical setting for a minimum of a school year. Residents may not have significant classroom responsibilities during this time period.
Applications must be received by the Texas Education Agency by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), November 12, 2019, to be considered for funding.
The Texas Education Agency will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.