Mentor Program Allotment

House Bill 3 was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and included the Mentor Program Allotment. The following sections of the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) specifically relate to new teacher mentoring:  

  • TEC, §48.114, Mentor Program Allotment 
  • TEC, §21.458, Mentors
  • TAC, §153.1011, Mentor Program Allotment

Overview of the Mentor Program Allotment

  • The Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) is a new optional program for districts. If districts choose to follow the best practices in statue and rule, they could qualify for MPA funds.
  • If district interest and eligibility exceed the state funding amount ($3M for Cycle 1), priority will be given based on need. 
  • The Cycle 1 MPA funding formula will provide districts with $1,800 per mentee, which can be used on mentor stipends, scheduled release time, and providers of mentor training. Funding is intended to reduce district costs for building and sustaining best practices in new teacher mentorship.    
  • Presentation on New Teacher Mentoring (PDF) December 5, 2019
  • Mentor Program Allotment Cycle 1 District Guidelines (PDF) April 24, 2020
  • LEA Cycle 1 Priority Point List for MPA (Excel) April 24, 2020

District Applications

  • 外国成人视频The first cycle of MPA district applications closed on June 8, 2020. Districts that qualified for MPA Cycle 1 funding will receive an allotment for school year 2020-21.  

  • The second cycle of MPA district applications will open in the late fall of 2020. The second cycle of funding will provide district allotments for school year 2021-22.  

NEW: MPA Approved Provider Application Process 

外国成人视频TEA is developing an MPA Approved Provider List of organizations that LEAs may partner with to deliver mentor and induction training. For more information, please reference the following documents. Interested providers must apply by July 24, 2020.  

Application Forms for MPA Approved Providers 


Contact Information  

Please reach out to MPA@18hsm.com外国成人视频 with questions related to the Mentor Program Allotment.