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Congressman Gonzalez Announces $130 Million in Final Title I Allocations for Rio Grande Valley School Districts

July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced $130,332,854 in final federal funds for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Title I allocations for Local Education Agencies (LEA) in the 15th District of Texas. The U.S. Department of Education has released the final formula allocations for these funds, which were preliminarily announced in January.  

Title I funding provides for the expansion and development of educational programs that are fair, equitable, and support schools in the creation of opportunities for their students’ success.  

Of the $16.5 billion appropriated for Title I, approximately $5.7 billion will become available on July 1, 2021, and the remainder will become available on October 1, 2021. 

“Students in the 15th District of Texas deserve the highest quality education we can offer them as we recover from this pandemic,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “Teachers and school administrators work incredibly hard to make sure students are learning, virtually and in-person. The Title I federal funds will help those school districts tackle new challenges that arise every day to ensure all students have a successful school year and reach their potential.”  

The school districts in the Rio Grande Valley have received the following final funding allocations: 

  • Donna ISD: $13,603,084* 
  • Edcouch-Elsa ISD: $3,853,598 
  • Edinburg CISD: $21,181,131 
  • Hidalgo ISD: $1,605,950 
  • La Joya ISD: $22,224,892* 
  • La Villa ISD: $319,413 
  • Lyford CISD: $878,790* 
  • McAllen ISD: $15,213,435 
  • Mercedes ISD: $4,123,489 
  • Mission CISD: $10,505,063* 
  • Monte Alto ISD: $580,529 
  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD: $19,222,830 
  • Progreso ISD: $1,228,936* 
  • Sharyland ISD: $3,845,667 
  • Valley View ISD: $2,395,069
  • Weslaco ISD: $9,550,978 

*Schools are only partially in the 15th District of Texas represented by Congressman Gonzalez. 

The final allocations differ from the preliminary allocations due to the availability of updated annual collected counts of children in locally operated institutions for neglected or delinquent children, in foster homes, and in families above the Census poverty line that receive assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (non-Census formula children data) and to LEA finance data used in the Education Finance Incentive Grants formula. There may be additional differences if a State were to report revisions to its State Per-Pupil Expenditure (SPPE) data. 

Congressman Gonzalez continues to fight for every child in the 15th District of Texas and will work to bring additional funding to improve schools across South and Central Texas. 

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