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Grant Opportunities

State Agencies of Higher Education

Teacher/Principal Quality Initiatives Available for State Agencies of Higher Education and Other Entities

Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Recruitment School Leadership Grants (New Program)

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary Local Educational Agencies & Consortia of high need LEAs & Partnerships with non-profit organizations and Institutions of Higher Education
Program description
Authorizes competitive awards to assist high-need local educational agencies to develop innovative programs that recruit, train and mentor principals (including assistant principals).

Authorizes grantees to use program funds to: provide financial incentives to aspiring new principals; provide stipends to principals who mentor new principals; carry out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; provide incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Training School Leadership Grants (New Program)

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary Local Educational Agencies & Consortia of high need LEAs & Partnerships with non-profit organizations and Institutions of Higher Education
Program description
Authorizes competitive awards to assist high-need local educational agencies to develop innovative programs that recruit, train and mentor principals (including assistant principals).

Authorizes grantees to use program funds to: provide financial incentives to aspiring new principals; provide stipends to principals who mentor new principals; carry out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; provide incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Mentoring School Leadership Grants (New Program)

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary Local Educational Agencies & Consortia of high need LEAs & Partnerships with non-profit organizations and Institutions of Higher Education
Program description
Authorizes competitive awards to assist high-need local educational agencies to develop innovative programs that recruit, train and mentor principals (including assistant principals).

Authorizes grantees to use program funds to: provide financial incentives to aspiring new principals; provide stipends to principals who mentor new principals; carry out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; provide incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Principal Professional Development School Leadership Grants (New Program)

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Discretionary Local Educational Agencies & Consortia of high need LEAs & Partnerships with non-profit organizations and Institutions of Higher Education
Program description
Authorizes competitive awards to assist high-need local educational agencies to develop innovative programs that recruit, train and mentor principals (including assistant principals).

Authorizes grantees to use program funds to: provide financial incentives to aspiring new principals; provide stipends to principals who mentor new principals; carry out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; provide incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
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 Preparation Personnel Preparation

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Discretionary Grants Institutions of Higher Education and other eligible entities under Subpart 2 of IDEA
Program description
The Personnel Preparation Program supports projects designed to help address state-identified needs for qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children with disabilities.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Professional Development Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program Compensatory Education Program  
Program description
This is a new discretionary grant program. Approximately 20 awards (funded up to 48 months) to one or more institutions of higher education, State agencies for higher education, local educational agencies, educational service
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher preparation, traditional / Certification and licensure National Professional Development Program Discretionary IHE's
Program description
To prepare teachers and other educational personnel to serve LEP students
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.

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