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TQP Competition Deadline Extended

May 28, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 30584) a notice inviting applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program. The notice established July 14, 2014, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the program. However, the Department has been informed that the Web site will be unavailable to applicants on July 12-13, 2014, due to a scheduled maintenance outage. To allow applicants additional time to complete their applications as a result of this outage, we are extending the deadline date for transmittal of applications to July 15, 2014. View the federal register notice.

CFDA Number: 84.336B and 84.405A (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds only)
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

2014 competition

The Department published a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for a competition for new awards on May 28, 2014. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2014. To learn more about the 2014 TQP competition’s priorities and requirements, see the Applicant Info page.

Pre-application webinars will be held on June 10, 2014 at 10:00 am ET and on June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET. Below is the link and password for the webinar:

June 10, 2014

June 12, 2014

Event password:

Program Description

The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

More specifically, the TQP Grants Program seeks to improve the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among IHEs, high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs)) their high-need schools, and/or high-need early childhood education (ECE) program. These partnerships would create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level through the implementation of specific reforms of the IHE's existing teacher preparation programs, and/or model teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience. The TQP Grants Program may also support school leadership programs to train superintendents, principals, ECE program directors, and other school leaders in high-need or rural LEAs.

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Last Modified: 07/02/2014