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Non-Educational Community-based (NECB) Funds


Purpose of NECB Funds

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Region 10 Education Service Center (Region 10 ESC) seeks to support Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) and families as they provide for the unique needs of children.  One way of doing this is through the use of Non-Educational Community-Based (NECB) funds.  These funds are used for non-educational support services in the home and allow a student currently in a residential placement due to educational purposes to return home or prevent a student at risk for residential placement due to educational purposes from being placed residentially.


The intent of state legislation is

  • For LEA’s to provide services that are not allowable purchases through education funds
  • To help families of this population care for the student
  • To enable families to better cope with having an individual with a disability at home


Professional Development

Professional Development is offered annually for the regional Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) special education directors, coordinators, and other designated staff as well as Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG) chairs and coordinators.  Additional staff development and technical assistance may be requested by interested LEA's.

For information and resources regarding Non-educational Community-Based Funds (NECB funds), please contact Betsy Gilchrist

District Request Form

Please complete the form below to request technical assistance and/or professional development (PD).  A team member will be in touch with you soon following the submission of your request.

District Request Form

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