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Second Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 6, 2009
Second Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 7, 2009

Eligibility Update

Please Note: Changes in the law that affects eligibility

On July 1, 2009, the President signed into law H.R. 1777 which makes corrections and other changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Included in this Act are technical corrections to the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program. The technical corrections include the following:

  • Allowing 5th year initial licensing programs to be eligible to apply along with pre-baccalaureate programs under the Pre-Baccalaureate Program Absolute Priority #1; and
  • Extending the requirement to acquire a master’s degree from one-year to 18 months after beginning the Teaching Residency Program (Absolute Priority #2).

Eligible partnerships submitting an application for the July 23 closing date will be able to incorporate these changes into their proposals. Additionally, we will be establishing a second closing date for eligible partnerships that need more time to incorporate these changes. We will soon be publishing a correction notice highlighting the changes to this grant program in the Federal Register.

Current Application
  • Revised FY2009 Application Package
    download files MS Word (1.01MB) | PDF (993KB)

  • Program Requirements and Authorized Activities Checklist download files MS Word (92KB) | PDF (81KB)

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the e-GRANTS system at

  • Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

  • For printed applications contact:
    Education Publications Center (ED Pubs),
    P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398,
    Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-7827, fax (301) 470-1244.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) you may call (toll free) 1-877-576-7734.
    Web site:

Other Required Forms

You will also need to download the following required Federal forms:

  • ED Form 424--Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Form 524--Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED Form 524--Instructions
  • Standard Form 424B--Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED80-0013--Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
  • ED80-0014--Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion -- Lower Tier Covered Transactions
  • Standard Form LLL--Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants

Federal Register Notices

Tips and Assistance

Technical Assistance:

  • For technical assistance, please contact the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program staff at

Please Note: The grant information below is for historical information only. The competition is closed. Please continue to visit our site for future competition information.


First Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Closed July 23, 2009
First Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 21, 2009

Initial Application Package

  • FY2009 Application Package download files MS Word (1.33MB) | PDF (718KB)

Initial Federal Register Notice

Initial Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 download files PDF (106KB) Closed July 23, 2009

Initial Pre-Application Workshop Materials:

p>Appropriation: $143,000,000
$43,000,000 from the (FY) 2009 appropriation and $100,000,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5 (ARRA). The purposes of the ARRA include the following:

  1. To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery;
  2. To assist those most impacted by the recession;
  3. To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health;
  4. To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefit; and
  5. To stabilize State and local government budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.


Number of New Awards Anticipated: 11
Average New Award: $8,772,984.90
Range of New Awards: $5,796,491.00 - $11,584,312.00
Number of Continuation Awards: 28
Average Continuation Award: $2,500,000

Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program FY 2009 Grant Competition Frequently Asked Questions download files MS Word (87KB) | PDF (66KB)

Last Modified: 06/11/2014