Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program
Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) or Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program
The TSL program supports entities in implementing, improving, or expanding their overall Human Capital Management System (HCMS), which by definition must include a Performance-Based Compensation System (PBCS). The TSL programs primarily serves educators in High-Need Schools who raise student academic achievement and close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students, although the program may also fund services for educators serving in high-need subject areas (though not necessarily in High-Need Schools), as determined by the LEA or the State.
New FY 2023 Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program Competition
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2023 and closes on June 28, 2023. The Department of Education plans to award approximately $95 million to eligible applicants to develop, implement, improve, or expand comprehensive performance-based compensation systems (PBCS) or human capital management systems (HCMS) for teachers, principals, or other school leaders (especially for teachers, principals, or other school leaders in high-need schools who raise student growth and academic achievement and close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students. This grant competition contains two absolute priorities and two competitive preference priorities. Please review the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), published in the Federal Register for complete details on the FY 2023 TSL grant competition. In addition, please visit the TSL Applicant Info and Eligibility page for more details.