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Teacher Quality Improvement Grant Program

The 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 2015-16 grant cycle. Grant applications awarded funding during this cycle will describe proposed programs which substantially address one or both of these focus areas.

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.

Required Documentation for the TQI Application Process

Release Date: The SAHE Grant will be released on Jan. 19, 2016.

The Pre-Application Conference for SAHE will be held on Feb. 9, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.

Please email Valida Walker at valida.walker@dc.gov to register.

Award Period: The grant period will be from the date of award until Sept. 30, 2017.

Available Funding for Awards: The amount available for this award period is approximately $270,000.  

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, March 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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

Prospective applicants are encouraged to email questions to Valida Walker at Valida.Walker@dc.gov.

Service Contact: 
Valida Walker
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-6420
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-7228
Contact TTY: 
Service Location: 

Education, Office of the State Superintendent of

GIS Address: 
810 1st Street NE