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Funding Sources

Funding Sources

How Are Funds Generated? Special Education funding can be confusing. Money comes from different places (local, state and federal). Different formulas with data from different years and different sources generate the money. Different rules govern how the funds may be...
Local Funds

Local Funds

How Are They Generated? School districts receive funding from a variety of sources—federal, state, fund-raising efforts while Charter schools receive funds based on the number of students enrolled. They do not have a tax base so charters do not have local tax funds...
State Foundation Funds

State Foundation Funds

How Are They Generated? Most of the money to fund our schools comes from local property taxes and state funding. The state funds are administered through the Foundation School Program (FSP) by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The FSP has two parts: school operations...
State Special Education Funds

State Special Education Funds

How Are They Generated? Most of the money to fund our schools comes from local property taxes and state funding. The funds are administered through the Foundation School Program (FSP) by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The FSP has two parts: school operations and...
Federal Special Education Funds

Federal Special Education Funds

How Are They Generated? Districts and charters apply for federal funds primarily in two grants: Funds for students with disabilities ages 3-21 and Preschool funds for students with disabilities ages 3-5. Both grants pre-determine how much a district or charter...