Federal Grant Application Notice

Federal Grant Application and Private Non-Profit Equitable Services Notice
Posted on 06/16/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Federal Grant Application and Private Non-Profit Equitable Services NoticeDevine ISD Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

Please be advised of the following notices regarding federal grant applications and private non-profit equitable services.

Public Notice for Public Comment on Possible Federal Grant Applications
United States Code (USC) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter IX, Part C, Section 7846(a)(7), and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Success Act (ESSA), Section 8306, states the following regarding any entity planning to submit a plan or application for a grant:
“any applicant, other than a state educational agency that submits a plan or application under this chapter or act, shall have on file with the state educational agency a single set of assurances, applicable to each program for which a plan or application is submitted, that provides that: . . . before the application was submitted, the applicant afforded a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application and considered such comment.”

Devine Independent School District hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following application(s) for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency, i.e., the state educational agency:

● Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    ○ Title I, Part A- Improving Basic Programs
    ○ Title II, Part A- Supporting Effective Instruction
    ○ Title IV, Part A- Student Support and Academic Enrichment
● Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

Any member of the community wishing to provide a comment regarding Devine ISD’s application for such grant(s) is invited to submit those comments to Devine ISD by emailing the Federal Programs Director, Abigail Beadle, directly at abigail.beadle@devineisd.org. All comments must be received by Devine ISD by no later than 12:00 noon on June 26, 2020. Any comments received by the deadline set forth herein will be considered by Devine ISD before it submits its grant application.

Private Non-Profit (PNP) Schools and Equitable Services
Local Education Agency’s (LEAs) or school districts who receive federal funds are required to provide equitable services for eligible school children, teachers, and other educational personnel at registered private non-profit schools that desire to participate. The term “equitable services” refers to the process of providing

students, teachers, staff, and families at eligible PNPs fair access to federally funded education programs and services as appropriate. Educational services or other benefits, including materials and equipment, provided under this section, shall be secular, neutral, and non-ideological. Among other requirements, the process depends on a “timely and meaningful consultation” between ISD officials and those of eligible PNPs. To find out if your private school qualifies for equitable services and/ or to schedule a consultation for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Abigail Beadle, the Federal Programs Director at Devine ISD, at
abigail.beadle@devineisd.org by June 26, 2020.
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