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Request for Application for Teacher Quality Improvement Grant (SAHE Grant Program)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
OSSE is seeking SAHE Grant Program partnerships for Teacher Quality Improvement

OSSE announces that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Title II Part A Teacher Quality Improvement Grant program for FFY 2009-2011 will be released on May 4, 2011. Eligible partnerships must include each of the following: (1) a private or State institution of higher education (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. Funding is available for up to three funding periods, covering from June 2011 through September 2013, requiring submission of a separate budget for each period if desired.

Prospective applicants must submit a complete application to OSSE on or before 5 pm on Monday, June 6, 2011.  Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected], according to the instructions included in the application.  Any application received on or after 5:01 pm on Monday, June 6, 2011 will not be considered for review, with no exceptions or extensions.

Prospective providers are strongly encouraged to participate in the upcoming pre-application conference in which OSSE staff will describe the Teacher Quality Improvement Grant application process.  The pre-application conference will be on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 4 pm to 6 pm and May 10, 2011 from 4 pm to 6 pm.  Please see the pre-application conference links below for details and to register to participate.

Contact Valida Walker ([email protected] or 202-741-6420) with questions or requests for additional assistance with the application.  Eligible partnerships are encouraged to submit application questions by Friday, May 27, 2011, given a likely high interest of applicants leading up to the application deadline.

Application Reminders:
Application Deadline:  5 pm on Monday, June 6, 2011
Submission Address:  [email protected]

  • SAHE  In-Person Pre-Application Conference:
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011; 4 pm – 6 pm  
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011; 4 pm – 6 pm            
    810 First Street, NE, Grand Hall, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002               
    Register at [email protected] (include contact’s name, phone, email, and organization, plus # of attendees)