NAICU Washington Update

Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Competition Opens

May 30, 2014

The U. S. Department of Education announced in the Federal Register that $35 million will be available for Teacher Quality Partnership Grants focused on STEM educator preparation. An estimated 20 grants will be awarded between $1 and $2 million each. There is a 100% match expected from the partnership.

According to the notice, the Department is looking for partnerships, made up of institutions of higher education and high-need local schools. The partnerships should seek to implement reforms in existing teacher preparation programs, or to create a teacher residency program for career-changers, or both, which emphasize promoting STEM education, and implementing internationally bench-marked college and career ready academic standards.

The process will take place over the summer, with applications due July 14, and intergovernmental review expected by September 10, 2014. Department technical assistance and webinars are scheduled to help institutions apply, but registration is not yet available.

Important Dates to Note:

  • Applications Available: May 28, 2014
  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 27, 2014
  • Date of Pre-Application Webinars:
    • Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
    • Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 14, 2014
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 10, 2014