TEA Release – Grant Opportunities for LEAs

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Two Amazing Grant Opportunities for LEAs   The Dyslexia Grant Award Program aims to increase local capacity to appropriately serve students with dyslexia and related disorders. LEAs may apply for funding to provide high-quality training to classroom teachers and administrators in meeting the needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders and/or training to intervention staff … Read More

Senate Bill 89 Requirements

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Senate Bill 89 Requirements   As a result of Senate Bill (SB) 89, the COVID-19 Special Education Recovery Act, Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committees must complete a required supplement as a written statement included in the IEP of each child enrolled in the local education agency (LEA) during the 2019-2020 … Read More

TMHP is Releasing 2020 FFY Cost Reports

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The first round of 2020 FFY Cost Report Settlements are scheduled to be released on Friday, February 25, 2022.  Districts that filed either an informal or formal appeal may not receive their Cost Report settlement at the end of the week, however settlements will continue to be released as the … Read More

RMTS PL Closing Date March 4, 2022

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The final active RMTS quarter, April – June 2022 participant list closing date is March 4, 2022.   The RMTS Contact must update/certify the PL prior to this closing date.  The PL can only be accessed by a RMTS Contact who has completed the HHSC mandatory annual training requirements. If your … Read More

Charter Schools Indirect Cost Rate Applications Due

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Charter Schools Indirect Cost Rate Applications due  March 31, 2022   Charter schools must request an indirect cost rate each year, which they must do for the upcoming school year, by completing and submitting the Request for an Indirect Cost Rate for Charter Schools for 2022–2023 online survey. The deadline … Read More

Telehealth Extensions for SHARS

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SHARS telehealth services have been extended.  Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released a Provider Notification regarding extension dates. Please click the link to the view this important notification. If you have any additional questions, please contact the SHARS Rate Analysts at ProviderFinanceSHARS@hhs.texas.gov.SHARS Telehealth flexibilities have been extended through April 30, 2022. … Read More

SHARS Cost Report IEP Ratio Reminder

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SHARS Cost Report IEP Ratio Reminder As clarified in the SHARS notice released on August 8, 2021 guidance, for Parental Consent has not changed but has been clarified. When applying requirements to the SHARS ratios, parental consent is required only for students in the numerator.  HHSC states, students that are … Read More

TMHP 1099 Form

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Every January, Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) mails Medicaid provider (hospitals, doctors, clinics, LEAs) a 1099 form for revenue generated during the previous calendar year.  Since SHARS is a reimbursement program,  districts are not required to report SHARS revenue as income.  However, your ONWARD finance team suggests the 1099 … Read More

RMTS Training Compliance

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Federal Fiscal Year 2022 (October 2021 to September 2022) In reviewing the previous FFY 2021 training compliance, several districts were non-compliant, therefore HHSC and Fairbanks want to make sure districts are informed of the RMTS training requirements. Annual training is mandatory for at least two district employees designated by the entity as … Read More

MAC Financials – Quarter Open

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HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 4th quarter of federal fiscal year 2021; July-September 2021 (Q4 JS21). The quarter will open on January 17, 2022 and will close on March 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact for your entity may log … Read More