Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants

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Program Office: State Service

CFDA Number: 84.336
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Teacher Quality

NOTE: The Higher Education Opportunity Act made substantial changes to this program. The new Teacher Quality Partnership Program is now administered by the Office of Innovation and Improvement. The new program Web site may be found at www.ed.gov/programs/tqpartnership/index.html. This program Web site is for grantees funded prior to FY 2009.


The Office of Postsecondary Education administered TQE grants prior to 2009. The grants awarded in OPE consisted of three discretionary grant programs: State, Partnership and Recruitment Grants. Funds were awarded to institutions of higher education, state education agencies, or local agencies. These institutions in turn awarded scholarships to students who promised to teach in a high-need school district.

The primary goal of the three programs was to improve teacher preparation. On September 30th, 2012, all grants awarded prior to 2009 will be closed out. OPE will continue to monitor the scholarship component.

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Last Modified: 05/30/2014