The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is now accepting applications for the Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) Cycle 3.
A component of House Bill 3 of the 86th Texas Legislature, 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. LEAs may be awarded three years of continuous funding (school years 2022–2025).
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
- Percentage of economically disadvantaged students
The application window is January 10, 2022, through February 18, 2022. TEA will notify LEAs of MPA application approval in March 2022, and implementation begins summer 2022. Districts who applied and received funding in previous cycles must complete a new application for Cycle 3.
For more information, check out TEA’s Mentor Program Allotment page.
Sarah James is the communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Sarah an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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