On May 30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced a call for applications for three new awards announced in the Federal Register. These awards include The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program, Charter Schools Program (CSP), and The State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program. Below, please reviews the purpose of each program and deadline dates for applications.
1) 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.
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 27, 2014.
Date of Pre-Application Webinars (all times are Washington, DC time): Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 14, 2014.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 10, 2014.
2) The purpose of the Charter School Program (CSP) is to increase national understanding of the charter school model by expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation; providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; and evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents.
Dates of Pre-Application Webinars (all times are Washington, DC time): June 4, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 11, 2014.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 24, 2014.
3) The State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program provides grants to eligible States to help them establish or enhance, and then administer, per-pupil facilities aid programs for charter schools. States eligible for these grants are those with per-pupil facilities aid programs that assist charter schools with their school facility costs.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 30, 2014.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 27, 2014.