Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program CFDA Number 84.336S

On May 28, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 30584) a notice inviting applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program.

The notice established July 14, 2014, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the program.



the Department has been informed that the Web site will be unavailable to applicants on July 12-13, 2014, due to a scheduled maintenance outage.

To allow applicants additional time to complete their applications as a result of this outage, we are extending the date for transmittal of applications to July 15,201 4. Note:
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.

The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register.

Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:

Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.Purpose of Program:
The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

The TQP Grant Program supports partnerships among (i) IHEs, (ii) high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), and (iii) high-need schools served by such LEAs or high-need early childhood education (ECE) programs.

These partnerships must implement (a) teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate or ``fifth-year'' level that include specific reforms in IHEs' existing teacher preparation programs; (b) teacher residency programs for individuals with strong academic or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience; or (c) both.

In this competition, we are especially interested in supporting partnership programs that prepare teachers to teach subjects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

In his 2011 State of the Union address, the President called for a new effort to prepare 100,000 STEM teachers over the next decade with strong teaching skills and deep content knowledge.

The President's goal has been incorporated into an Administration-wide priority, as part of the both the Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan 1 released in May 2013 and as a Cross Agency Priority Goal 2 announced earlier this year.

In addition, answering the President's call to action, nearly 200 organizations have formed a coalition called 100Kin10, all committed to the goal of increasing the supply of excellent STEM teachers; hiring, developing, and retaining excellent STEM teachers; and building the 100Kin10 movement.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 336S.Applications for grants under the TQP Grant Program, CFDA number 8 4. 336S, must be submitted electronically using the Government wide Apply site at

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.

You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

You may access the electronic grant application for the TQP Grant Program at

You must search for the downloadable application package for this program [competition] by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 336, not 8 4. 336S).
Related Programs

Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $35,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program CFDA Number 84.336S; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2014

Additional Information of Eligibility:
All applicants must meet the following general application requirements in order to be considered for funding.

Except as specifically noted in this section, the general application requirements are from section 202 of the HEA (20 U.S.C.


Each eligible partnership desiring a grant under this program must submit an application that contains-- (a) A needs assessment of the partners in the eligible partnership with respect to the preparation, ongoing training, professional development, and retention of general education and special education teachers, principals, and, as applicable, early childhood educators; (b) A description of the extent to which the program to be carried out with grant funds, as described in Absolute Priority 1 or Absolute Priority 2, or both, in this notice, and, if the applicant chooses to do so, a Partnership Grant for the Development of Leadership Program, as described in section 202(f) of the HEA, will prepare prospective and new teachers with strong teaching skills; (c) A description of how such program will prepare prospective and new teachers to understand and use research and data to modify and improve classroom instruction; (d) A description of-- (1) How the eligible partnership will coordinate strategies and activities assisted under the grant with other teacher preparation or professional development programs, including programs funded under the ESEA and IDEA and through the National Science Foundation; and (2) How the activities of the partnership will be consistent with State, local, and other education reform activities that promote teacher quality and student academic achievement; (e) An assessment that describes the resources available to the eligible partnership, including-- (1) The integration of funds from other related sources; (2) The intended use of the grant funds; and (3) The commitment of the resources of the partnership to the activities assisted under this program, including financial support, faculty participation, and time commitments, and to the continuation of the activities when the grant ends.

(f) A description of-- (1) How the eligible partnership will meet the purposes of the TQP Grant Program as specified in section 201 of the HEA; (2) How the partnership will carry out the activities required under Absolute Priority 1 or Absolute Priority 2, or both, as described in this notice, based on the needs identified in paragraph (a), with the goal of improving student academic achievement; (3) If the partnership chooses to use funds under the TQP Grant Program for a project or activities under section 202(f) of the HEA [Partnership Grants for the Development of Leadership Programs] or section 202(g) of the HEA [Partnership with Digital Education Content Developer], how the partnership will carry out such project or required activities based on the needs identified in the needs assessment described in paragraph (a), with the goal of improving student academic achievement;

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