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FY 2015 Teacher Quality Improvement Grant Program

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is soliciting applications for the development and provision of professional development programs aimed at enhancing student achievement in eligible Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).  The purpose of these professional development programs will be to ensure that teachers, highly qualified paraprofessionals, and, if appropriate, principals have subject matter knowledge in the core academic subjects they teach, and build upon the skills necessary to help students master core academic subjects.  The Teacher Quality Improvement Grant Program is authorized under Part A, Subpart 3 of Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund.  In addition to federal priorities, OSSE has identified several areas of focus which will be given priority consideration during the 2013-2014 grant cycle.  Grant applications awarded funding during this cycle will describe proposed programs which substantially address one or both of these focus areas.

Notice of Funding Availability

Eligibility: The Teacher Quality Improvement Grant Program is a partnership grant.  An eligible application must include the following principal partners at a minimum: (1) a private or State IHE and the division of the institution that prepares teachers and principals; (2) a school of arts and sciences; and (3) a high need LEA.

Award Period: The grant period will be from the date of award until September 16, 2016.

Available Funding for Awards: The amount available for this award period is approximately $269,000.  

Anticipated Number and Amount of Awards: Historically, grants have ranged in the amount of $50,000 to approximately $175,000.

The deadline for submission is Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

To access the online application, please use the Enterprise Grants Management System.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to email questions to Tanisha Brown.

Service Contact: 
Tanisha Brown
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Education, Office of the State Superintendent of

GIS Address: 
810 1st Street NE