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Grants & Grant Services

Providing direct grant-based services to students across the region.

ESC Region 12 offers a number of Grants & Grant Services, including ACE, GEAR UP and Upward Bound. For more information about each grant, click the tab above.

Statistics about Region 12 Grant Programs

*The statistics above include data from the 2014-15 school year.

Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Grant

The Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Grant works to establish community learning centers at schools with at least 50 percent economically disadvantaged student populations. The program assists student participants in meeting academic standards in core subject areas (reading, math, science, and social studies) by providing after school time services to students and their families at the school sites. 


In addition to academic support, students and their families participate in a variety of enrichment activities that complement the regular school day program. Activities include parenting/family nights and more. The plans focus on attendance, behavior, promotion to the next grade level and graduation rates. They also include college and career readiness initiatives. 

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Participating ACE Grant Schools, Cycle 10 Grant

Dawson ISD, PreK-6 

Groesbeck ISD, K-5

La Vega ISD, 1-5

Mexia ISD, PreK-5 

Moody ISD, PreK-6

Valley Mills ISD, PreK-5

Whitney ISD, 2-5

Participating ACE Grant Schools, Cycle 9 Grant

Blum ISD, Pre-K-12 

Chilton ISD, PreK-12

Cranfills Gap ISD, PreK-12  |  Facebook icon Cranfills Gap ISD ACE

Hamilton ISD, PreK-5 & 6-12  |  Facebook icon Ann Whitney Elementary ACE

Itasca ISD, PreK-12  |  Facebook icon Itasca ISD ACE

Kerens ISD, PreK-12  |  Facebook icon Kerens ISD ACE

Rosebud-Lott ISD, PreK-5 & K-5  |  Facebook icon Rosebud-Lott ACE 

Wortham ISD, PreK-12


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)


GEAR UP: College, Career, Success! Is a partnership grant between the Education Service Center Region 12, school districts and other vendors/colleges.  The three main objectives of this grant are to:

  • increase the academic performance of students in preparation for postsecondary education
  • increase high school graduation rate and participation in postsecondary education
  • increase knowledge of students and families concerning postsecondary education, options, preparation and financing.
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Participating GEAR UP: College, Career, Success! Districts

Killeen ISD  |  Facebook icon  Killeen ISD GEAR UP

  • Live Oak Ridge
  • Manor
  • Nolan
  • Palo Alto
  • Rancier

Temple ISD  |  Facebook icon  Temple ISD GEAR UP

  • Bonham
  • Lamar
  • Travis Science Academy

Participating GEAR UP: College Bound Districts

Blooming Grove ISD

Connally ISD

Corsicana ISD

Fairfield ISD

Gatesville ISD

Groesbeck ISD

Hillsboro ISD

Kerens ISD

La Vega ISD

 

 

 

Mart ISD

McGregor ISD

Mexia ISD

Moody ISD

Rapoport Academy

Rice ISD

Teague ISD

Whitney ISD

Upward Bound Grant

Upward Bound is an innovative program aimed at closing the gap and increasing the academic achievement levels of underserved first generation college students. The program is designed to enable students to not only succeed in high school but also in post-secondary education and beyond.

This program assists students to increase college and career readiness through preparing academically, college planning, and financial aid planning.

 

 

Upward Bound Connally/LaVega

Jennifer Decker, Upward Bound Site Coordinator

jdecker@esc12.net 

c:  254-716-4604  f: 254-666-0823

 

Target Schools:

Connally High School

La Vega High School

 

Upward Bound Killeen

Delilah Fernandez, Upward Bound Site Coordinator

dfernandez@esc12.net

c:  254-230-5118  f: 254-666-0823


Target Schools:  

Killeen High School

Pathways High School

Richard Milburn Academy


Upward Bound Waco

Stephanie Bailey, Upward Bound Site Coordinator

sbailey@esc12.net

c: 254-218-5971  f:  254-666-0823

 

Target Schools:

Waco High School

University High School

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ACE Cycle 10
NAME & EMAIL
TITLE
DISTRICTS
PHONE
Site Coordinator
Mexia ISD
(254) 562-4025 ext 4630
Site Coordinator
Valley Mills ISD
(254) 932-5526
Family Engagement Specialist
(254) 297-1228
Project Director
(254) 297-2931
Site Coordinator
Moody ISD
(254) 853-2182 ext 2000
Site Coordinator
Whitney ISD
(254) 694-7303
Site Coordinator
Mexia ISD
(254) 562-4030 ext 5029
Site Coordinator
Groesbeck ISD
(254) 729-4103
Site Coordinator
La Vega ISD
(254) 299-6770 ext 2038
Site Coordinator
Dawson ISD
(254) 578-1031 ext 229
ACE Cycle 9
NAME & EMAIL
TITLE
DISTRICTS
PHONE
Site Coordinator
Rosebud-Lott ISD
(254) 583-1908
Site Coordinator
Blum ISD
(254) 874-5231 ext. 450
Site Coordinator
Chilton ISD
(254) 546-1265
Site Coordinator
Wortham ISD
(254) 765-3080 ext 3
Site Coordinator
Hamilton ISD
(254) 584-4251 ext. 209
Site Coordinator
Hamilton ISD
(254) 386-8167 ext 4089
Family Engagement Specialist
(254) 297-1146
Site Coordinator
Cranfills Gap ISD
(254) 597-2505
Project Director
(254) 297-1105
Site Coordinator
Kerens ISD
(903) 396-2924
Site Coordinator
Hamilton ISD
(254) 386-8166 ext. 4380
Site Coordinator
Itasca ISD
(254) 687-2922 ext 151
GEAR UP
NAME & EMAIL
TITLE
DISTRICTS
PHONE
Site Facilitator
College Facilitator
(254) 242-6087
Site Facilitator
College Facilitator
(903) 229-2482
Site Facilitator
(254) 297-1166
School Support & Grant Services
NAME & EMAIL
TITLE
DISTRICTS
PHONE
Grant Coordinator-GEAR UP
(254) 297-1135
Administrative Assistant
(254) 297-1279
Deputy Director
(254) 297-1113
Upward Bound
NAME & EMAIL
TITLE
DISTRICTS
PHONE
Site Coordinator
Waco ISD & Rapoport Academy
(254) 218-5971
Site Coordinator
Connally ISD & La Vega ISD
(254) 716-4604
Site Coordinator
Killeen ISD & Richard Milburn Academy
(254) 230-5118
Project Director
(254) 297-1127
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