Rural Pathway Excellence Partnership Program

Program Description

The Rural Pathway Excellence Partnerships (R-PEP) program allows rural school districts to enter into agreements with other school districts to develop rural college and career pathway partnerships. The goal of the R-PEP program is to increase access to high-quality post-secondary pathways for rural students through multi-district collaboration.

R-PEP Funding Components

  1. Additional Allotment and Outcomes Bonus for designated districts
  2. Grant program to support R-PEP planning and implementation

R-PEP Allotment Information

  1. All participating districts must have fewer than 1,600 students.
  2. Districts must approve a performance agreement with an eligible coordinating entity.
  3. The performance agreement must meet all TEA requirements.
  4. The coordinating entity must submit an application and be approved for R-PEP Designation.
  5. Meet all requirements stated in TEC 29.912, TEC 48.118, and other relevant Commissioner rules.

Please check back for more details on the 2023-2024 R-PEP Application window.

R-PEP Planning and Implementation Grant Program

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Contact Information

RPEP Program Contact:

Christopher DeWitt
Director of System Support,

Tracie Ezell
Resource and Rural Innovation Specialist