FY 2017 Applicant Info

FY 2017 TSL Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016 PDF | HTML

FY 2017 TSL Frequently Asked Questions

Download a copy of the FY 2017 TSL FAQ document PDF | MS Word

FY 2017 TSL Competition Timeline

  • Pre-Application Webinar: January 10, 2017
  • Intent to Apply: February 4, 2017
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: The FY 2017 TSL grant program application submission period closed on March 24,2017.
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 23, 2017

FY 2017 TSL Application Information

Pre-Application Information Webinar:

A TSL pre-application technical assistance webinar was held on January 10, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Below you will find a PDF version of the slides that were used during the webinar as well as a recording of the TSL pre-application Webinar.

Application Package: Application Package Instructions PDF (1 MB) | MS Word (609 KB)

  • Please note this is an electronic copy of the application package instructions for you to download and use as a guide only.
  • Applicants should refer to the office TSL NIA published in the Federal Register for official application instructions.
  • This application package also contains instructions on Grants.gov submission.
  • The application package that must be submitted can be found on the Grants.gov website.

Required Application Forms

Please Note: most of these forms are already in the electronic application packet in Grants.gov. Here is a list of the required forms that must be completed, examples of which can be found here.

  • 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
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA


Who May Apply: (by category) (a) Local educational agencies (LEAs); including charter schools that are LEAs; (b) States (SEAs) that apply with one or more LEAs; (c) Nonprofit organizations that apply in partnership with one or more LEAs or an LEA and State.

In order to be considered for funding for FY 2016 TIF competition, an applicant that is eligible to apply based on its entity classification (e.g., the applicant is a local educational agency (LEA) or nonprofit organization) must meet the absolute priority and requirements set forth in the NIA.

Peer Review Panel Member Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeking expert peer reviewers and panel moderators for the Fiscal Year 2017 competition for the Teacher and School Leader (TSL) program. We invite individuals with backgrounds or expertise in Human capital decision making; Teacher quality; Data management and analysis; Performance-based compensation; Educational policy; Working with students from low-income families; Teaching/school leadership; and/or Program evaluation to apply for consideration. The documents below provide more information on the timeline and expectations for the FY 2017 TSL program panel reviews, reviewer and moderator responsibilities, and panel member compensation.

  • FY 2017 Peer Reviewer and Panel Moderator Invitation and Criteria [PDF] (298 KB)
  • FY 2017 Peer Reviewer and Panel Moderator Information Form [MS Word] (97 KB)