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Statewide ESSA Title - Part A Capacity Building Initiative

The Title I, Part A Capacity Building Initiative is funded by the Texas Education Agency and produced by Education Service, Region 20.  This website serves as a central location for Title I, Part A resources on compliance and best practice. 
The purpose of this program is to provide sustained support and work cooperatively with Title I, Part A and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 campuses in implementing Title I, Part A and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 programs to increase the opportunity for all students in meeting the State’s content and student performance standards. This grant provides services and resources for ESCs and LEAs statewide.
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Statewide Training Series starts in May!
The Department of Grant Compliance and Administration is announcing a series of 18 statewide virtual training opportunities for Local Education Agencies, Education Service Centers, and the public related to federal grants administered in the Department.  The training series will take place from May 2021 through September 2021.  Training will be provided by all the Divisions within the Department:  Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting, Federal Fiscal Monitoring, Federal Program Compliance, and Grants Administration.  A link to access the voice-over presentation and handouts will be added to this webpage after each training.  There is no cost for the training.  Captions will be provided for all the training opportunities listed below.

To register and view the dates, times, and training topics, visit the Statewide Training Series webpage.  There is no cost for the training.  A link to access the voice-over presentation and handouts will be posted to the Statewide Training Series webpage after each training. Captions will be provided.

Training Topics

  • 2020-2021 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report Training
  • 2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Application Training
  • Collaborative Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CCNA) – Overview and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Comparability, Indirect Cost Rates & General Updates
  • How to Avoid Audit Findings
  • Private School Equitable Services Program Overview
  • Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs) – Program Overview; Use of Funds; and Within-LEA Allocations & 2021-2022 SC5000 Title I, Part A Campus Selection Schedule
  • Title I, Part C (Education of Migratory Children) - Program Overview and Maximizing Service Coordination and Collaboration for Migratory Children
  • Title I, Part D Subpart 2 (Prevention and Intervention for Delinquent, Neglected, and At-Risk Youth) - Program Overview
  • Title II, Part A (Supporting Effective Instruction) - Program Overview and Hot Topics
  • Title IV, Part A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment) - Program Overview and Allowable Activities and Use of Funds
  • Title V, Part B (Rural Education Initiative or REAP) - Program Overview

Registration for the each of the trainings is being handled by the Title I Capacity Building Initiative at Education Service Center (ESC) – Region 20.  If you do not have a user account through Connect20 (ESC-20’s Registration System), you will need to create one at For instructions on how to create a new account, access the Connect20 Registration Instructions.  If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please email