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Autism Grant Program
In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, passed the General Appropriations Act, House Bill 1, Article III, Rider 68, which directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to award grants to existing autism research centers at Texas public institutions of higher education. Applicants may address one or more of the three categories with specific funding available for each category.

These are the award categories and award amounts available:

Parent-directed Treatment: one or more grant awards, with a maximum award amount of $500,000 over two years, with a maximum of $250,000 per year. Parent-directed treatment models are those which include parents and/or caregivers, including parents, legal guardians, extended family members, and caregivers in the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), supervised regularly by trained professionals. The treatment strategies must be evidence-based, but they are not limited to Behavioral Analyst methodologies.

Board-certified Behavior Analyst Training for teachers/paraprofessionals - one or more grant awards, with a maximum award of $475,000 over two years, with a maximum of $237,500 per year. Teachers/paraprofessionals can be in public or private institutions, teaching grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The training must include, but is not limited to, Behavioral Analyst methods as certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Applicants may contract with educational service centers to provide this training.

Research, Development, and Evaluation of innovative autism treatment models - one or more grants with a maximum award amount of $1,400,000 over two years, with a maximum of $700,000 per year, for autism research centers to research, develop, and evaluate innovative autism treatment models that provide treatment to the greatest number of children with ASD.

Request For Applications 

List of 2016-17 Autism Grant Program Awards

Calendar of Events (dates are subject to change):

Date

Events

April 29, 2016

RFA posted

May 20, 2016

Submission deadline for applications

May 21-July 7, 2016

Review of applications

July 31, 2016

Notification of awards

August 5, 2016

Execute Notification of Grant Awards

November 1, 2016

First quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

February 1, 2017

Second quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

June 1, 2017

Third quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

November 1, 2017

Fourth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

February 1, 2018

Fifth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

June 1, 2018

Sixth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board

June 30, 2018

Grant period ends


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


POINT OF CONTACT
Allen Michie, Program Director
Academic Quality and Research Division
Phone: (512) 427-6518
Email: agp@thecb.state.tx.us
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