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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 Texas public institutions of higher education which operate one or more existing autism research centers as of September 1, 2015. Applicants may address one or more of the three categories with specific funding available for each category. Institutions may submit only one application per autism research center.

2017-2019 Grants

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 are not limited to Behavioral Analyst methodologies. These grant awards are seeking, per Texas Education Code 61.003, to serve a total of at least 120 children for each year of the grant period.

Research, Development, and Evaluation of Innovative Autism Treatment Models - one or more grants with a maximum award amount of $40,400 over two years. This grant is for autism research centers to research, develop, and evaluate innovative autism treatment models that provide treatment to the greatest number of children with ASD.

The deadline for submission of an application is April 28, 2017. Full application instructions can be found in the attached RFA. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's website for the Autism Grant Program is http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/agp.

Request for Applications


Calendar of Events (dates are subject to change):

DateEvents
 April 6, 2017 RFA Posted
 April 28, 2017 Submission deadline for applications
 May 1- May 29, 2017 Review of applications
 June 16,2017 Notification of awards
 July 19, 2017 Execute Notification of Grant Awards
 October 2, 2017 First quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 January 1, 2018 Second quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 May 1, 2018 Third quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 October 1, 2018 Fourth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 January 1, 2019 Fifth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 June 1, 2019 Sixth quarterly report due to the Coordinating Board
 June 30, 2019 Grant period ends


 

2016-2018 Grants

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):

DateEvents
 April 29, 2016 RFA Posted
 May 20, 2016 Submission deadline for applications
 May 21- July 7, 2016 Review of applications
 July 8, 2016 Notification of awards
 July 12, 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 Workforce Division
Phone: (512) 427-6518
Email: agp@thecb.state.tx.us
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