Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program

Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

The purposes of the TQP program are to improve student achievement; improve the quality of prospective and new teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for new teachers; hold teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing teachers who meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

Related Programs

Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $17,500,000

Who's Eligible

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Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
An eligible applicant must be an “eligible partnership” as defined in section 200(6) of the HEA.

The term “eligible partnership” means an entity that— (1) Must include: (i) A high-need LEA; (ii)(A) A high-need school or a consortium of high-need schools served by the high-need LEA, or (B) As applicable, a high-need ECE program; (iii) A partner institution; (iv) A school, department, or program of education within such partner institution, which may include an existing teacher professional development program with proven outcomes within a four-year IHE that provides intensive and sustained collaboration between faculty and LEAs consistent with the requirements of title II of the HEA; and (v) A school or department of arts and sciences within such partner institution; and (2) May include any of the following— (i) The Governor of the State.

(ii) The State educational agency.

(iii) The State board of education.

(iv) The State agency for higher education.

(v) A business.

(vi) A public or private nonprofit educational organization.

(vii) An educational service agency.

(viii) A teacher organization.

(ix) A high-performing LEA, or a consortium of such LEAs, that can serve as a resource to the partnership.

(x) A charter school (as defined in section 7221i of the ESEA).

(xi) A school or department within the partner institution that focuses on psychology and human development.

(xii) A school or department within the partner institution with comparable expertise in the disciplines of teaching, learning, and child and adolescent development.

(xiii) An entity operating a program that provides alternative routes to State certification of teachers.

Any of the mandatory or optional entities in the partnership may be the fiscal agent of the grant.

Note: So that the Department can confirm the eligibility of the LEA(s) that an applicant proposes to serve, applicants must include information in their applications that demonstrates that each LEA to potentially be served by the project is a “high-need LEA” (as defined in this notice).

Note: An LEA includes a public charter school that operates as an LEA.

Applicants should review the application package for additional information on determining whether an LEA meets the definition of “high-need LEA.” More information on eligible partnerships can be found in the TQP FAQ document found on the program website at http://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/teacher-quality/teacher-quality-partnership/.

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