Federal Programs & Grants

  • grants photo Title I, Part A - provides supplemental resources to local educational agencies (LEAs) to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the challenging state academic standards. The intended program beneficiaries are students who experience difficulties mastering the state academic achievement standards. Title I, Part A (TI) funds are to be expended for programs, activities, and strategies that are scientifically based on research and meet needs (identified in the campus’ comprehensive needs assessment process) that are listed in the Campus Improvement Plan. On Title I campuses, Title I, Part A funds can be used for activities that are part of the Campus Improvement Plan to improve student performance and upgrade the entire educational program. On a schoolwide program (SWP), the amount of Title I, Part A funding on the campus must be supplemental. Because Hays CISD is a multiple-attendance district, the TI Schoolwide campuses are served in rank order in order of low-income percentage, with per pupil allocations tiered based on need of services, as indicated on the Every Student Succeeds Act Application.

    Title I campuses, planned activities include: supplemental, researched-based instruction in the areas of reading/ELA, writing, math, social studies and science. Other planned Title I, Part A activities include supplemental parent involvement, professional development, guidance and counseling and transition services. Service delivery methods as chosen at the campus level include: tutorials, small-group instruction, individualized instruction, computer-aided instruction and extended learning opportunities.

  • The Title I Schoolwide campuses in Hays CISD include:

    • Armando Chapa Middle School
    • Dr. T.C. McCormick Middle School
    • DJ “Red” Simon Middle School
    • Laura B. Wallace Middle School
    • Buda Elementary School
    • Blanco Vista Elementary School
    • Camino Real Elementary School
    • Susie Fuentes Elementary School
    • Tom Green Elementary School
    • Hemphill Elementary School
    • Kyle Elementary School
    • Ralph Pfluger Elementary School
    • Science Hall Elementary School
    • Rosalio Tobias Elementary School
    • Uhland Elementary School

    LEA Activities
    District reserved fiscal amounts to be used at Title I Schoolwide campuses for Title I activities includes: parent involvement activities to encourage academic achievement, Title I, Part A services to eligible private school students at Private Non-Profit Campuses, administration of Title I, Part A, programs, district-wide professional development activities and services to homeless students attending campuses not served by Title I, Part A.

    To learn more, read ESSA Made Easy.

Department Staff

photo of Dr. Sharrah Pharr
  • Sharrah Pharr, Ph.D.
    Director of Federal Programs & Grants
    (512) 268-2141, ext. 45044
    Direct Line: (512) 268-8540
    Sharrah.Pharr@hayscisd.net

  • Title II, Part A – Hays CISD utilizes Title II, Part A funds to increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and qualified principals and assistant principals in the district. The intended beneficiaries of Title II funds are teachers and principals, including assistant principals, and as appropriate, administrators, pupil services personnel, and paraprofessionals.

    Title III, Part A – Hays CISD utilizes Title III, Part A funds to provide supplemental resources to campuses to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP) attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects and can meet state mandated achievement performance standards. Intended beneficiaries of Title III funds are LEP students, including immigrant children and youth.

    Title I, Part C Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Grant – Hays CISD utilizes Perkins funds to carry out programs that develop more fully the academic and technical skills of secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Career Clusters offered at Hays CISD include: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication; Business, Management, and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Health Services; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.

    Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth - The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is to identify and remove barriers for children and youth experiencing homelessness and ensure that students in these circumstances have equitable access to all available supports and resources and meet the same challenging state academic standards established for all students. One key component of the Act requires the administration and implementation of a sub-grant program.  The 2018-2019 Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) grant program will facilitate the identification, enrollment, attendance and academic success of homeless children and youth by removing barriers and promote school stability for students experiencing homelessness. Individual grant awards will provide grantees with additional capacity to serve homeless students.

    IDEA-B Formula provides supplemental resources to help LEAs ensure that eligible students (ages 3-21) with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.

    IDEA-B Preschool provides supplemental resources to help LEAs ensure that eligible students (ages 3-5) with disabilities are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.

    IDEA-C Early Childhood Intervention provides supplemental resources to help Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf fiscal agents for students ages 0-2 who are deaf and hard of hearing.

    IDEA-D Deaf-Blind provides supplemental resources for technical assistance to organizations who provide services to children with deaf-blindness. State Supplemental Visually Impaired provides resources to improve the academic and compensatory skill achievement of all students (ages birth-21) who are visually impaired and to ensure that comprehensive services are provided.  State Deaf provides statewide education programs for hearing impaired students (birth-21) who have a serious hearing loss and need specialized educational services.

    IDEA-B Discretionary Deaf helps Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf ensure that eligible students with disabilities (ages 3-21) are provided with a free appropriate public education as required by federal statute.