Administrators STRENGTHEN TEACHER QUALITY
Teacher and Principal Resources
Grant Opportunities

State-Level

Teacher/Principal Quality Initiatives Available for States

Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Recruitment Transition to Teaching

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary State Educational Agencies
Program description
National/regional, state and local grants are funded to local educational agencies, state educational agencies, education service centers, nonprofit agencies and other organizations including organizations with expertise in teacher recruitment and partnerships comprised of two or more of these entities. The program targets nontraditional teaching candidates with outstanding academic records and a baccalaureate degree in a field other than teaching.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Alternative Routes to Certification Transition to Teaching

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary State Educational Agencies
Program description
National/regional, state and local grants are funded to local educational agencies, state educational agencies, education service centers, nonprofit agencies and other organizations including organizations with expertise in teacher recruitment and partnerships comprised of two or more of these entities. The program targets nontraditional teaching candidates with outstanding academic records and a baccalaureate degree in a field other than teaching.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Recruitment Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Retention Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Training Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including programs that support teachers and principals new to their profession through programs that provide teacher mentoring, team teaching, reduced class schedules, and intensive professional development and use standards or assessments for beginning teachers as described in the legislation.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Preparation Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including programs that support teachers and principals new to their profession through programs that provide teacher mentoring, team teaching, reduced class schedules, and intensive professional development and use standards or assessments for beginning teachers as described in the legislation.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
New Teacher Initiatives Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including programs that support teachers and principals new to their profession through programs that provide teacher mentoring, team teaching, reduced class schedules, and intensive professional development and use standards or assessments for beginning teachers as described in the legislation.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Recruitment Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
New Principal Initiatives Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including programs that support teachers and principals new to their profession through programs that provide teacher mentoring, team teaching, reduced class schedules, and intensive professional development and use standards or assessments for beginning teachers as described in the legislation.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Training Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agenciesfor various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Retention Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Preparation Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for various purposes including "...Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist local educational agencies and schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, including specialists in core academic subjects, principals, and pupil services personnel..."
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Professional Development Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
  Program description
  This program expands on the former Eisenhower Program with a newly defined purpose of increasing student's academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality. States disperse funds to local educational agencies for activities such as the development and implementation of professional development activities for principals that enable them to be effective leaders in preparing students. Funds can also pay for leadership academies for principals and superintendents that focus on school management and educational leaders models.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Professional Development Teacher & Principal Training & Recruiting Fund

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
Formerly known as the Eisenhower State Education Program, the Teacher Quality Program provides assistance to States based on a formula, to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations to help ensure that teachers, administrators, and other staff have high quality professional development.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Alternative Routes to Certification Transition to Teaching

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Formula State Educational Agencies
Program description
National/regional, state and local grants are funded to local educational agencies, state educational agencies, education service centers, nonprofit agencies and other organizations including organizations with expertise in teacher recruitment and partnerships comprised of two or more of these entities. The program targets nontraditional teaching candidates with outstanding academic records and a baccalaureate degree in a field other than teaching.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Professional Development State Program Improvement Grants Discretionary Grant State Educational Agencies
Program description
The State Improvement Grant Program supports projects designed to assist state educational agencies and their partners and their partners referred to in Section 652(b) of IDEA in reforming and improving their systems for providing educational, early intervention, and transitional services, including their systems for professional development, technical assistance, and dissemination of knowledge about best practices, to improve results for children with disabilities.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Professional Development Native American Professional Development Discretionary Institutions of higher education, including Indian institutions of higher education;

A state or local educational agency in consortium with an institution of higher education;

An Indian tribe or organization, in consortium with an institution of higher education
Program description
The Professional Development program is a competitive grant program that supports activities to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people. Individuals who receive training under the Professional Development program are required to perform work that is related to the training received and that benefits Indian people, or repay all or a prorated part of the assistance received. One component of the Professional Development program supports training for qualified Indian individuals to (1) become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (2) improve the skills of Indian individuals serving in these capacities. The second component of the program supports training of qualified Indian individuals in fields other than education that result in a degree at the graduate level.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Professional Development - Vocational Education Professional Development Programs for vocational and technical, academic, guidance, and administrative personnel

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, P.L. 105-332, Section 124(b) (3), State Leadership Activities
Basic Formula Grant (Perkins allows either formula or competitive process) State Educational Agency
Program description
The Perkins Act of 1998 focuses the Federal investment in vocational and technical education on high-quality programs, requiring states to use a portion of its leadership funds on comprehensive professional development, including initial teacher preparation, for vocational and technical, academic, guidance, and administrative personnel.

Contact office and phone: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Vocational and Adult Education (DVTE); (202) 205-9444.

Contact Person and phone: Ron Castaldi, Director (202) 205-9441

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