The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will begin accepting applications for the Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) Cycle 2 on November 2, 2020.
A component of House Bill 3, the MPA is an optional program that provides Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with funds to build or sustain beginning teacher mentor programs. Funds may be used on mentor stipends, scheduled release time for mentoring activities, and mentor training.
If interest and eligibility exceed the state funding amount, priority will be determined using a point system with points assigned based on:
- LEA size
- Rural status
- Whether the LEA was required to submit an ESSA Equity Plan for 2020–2021
- Percentage of economically-disadvantaged students
The application window is November 2, 2020 through December 18, 2020. TEA will notify LEAs of MPA application approval in February 2021, and the funding will begin in September for the 2021–2022 school year.
For more information, check out TEA’s Mentor Program Allotment page.
Sarah James is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Sarah an email at email@example.com.
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