Applicant Information

Current FY 2020 TQP Competition

The Effective Educator Development Programs Division is excited to announce that on May 18, 2020 the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This TQP FY 2020 grant competition has an estimated $9,000,000 and anticipates making approximately 12-15 new awards. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2020 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). The FY 2020 TQP grant competition will close on July 2, 2020
Please review the FY 2020 TQP FAQ document attached HERE. Additionally,  applicants should review the EED Division Match/Cost Share FAQ document attached HERE. If you do not find the answer to your question(s) within these two  FAQ documents, please email your question(s) to the TQP program inbox at TQPartnership@ed.gov. Please be mindful not to wait until the last minute to email your questions.
  • TQP Application Publish Date: May 18, 2020
  • Intent to Apply: June 17, 2020 (Email Intents to Apply to TQPartnership@ed.gov SUBJECT: Intent to Apply FY 19)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 2, 2020 (11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time)
For the FY 2020 TQP Competition, we have provided four pre-recorded pre-application Webinars designed to provide technical assistance to perspective applicants. Webinars may download to your personal devices for unlimited access as your draft and prepare to submit your TQP application. (We will upload webinars as soon as they are available.) In addition to the webinars above, be sure to view our series of discretionary grant competition videos. These videos are designed to be a companion to the Pre-Application webinars and other competition resources. They cover important topics across the discretionary grant competition timeline such as how to approach the planning process, application preparation and submission, logic model development, application review, and how awards are made and announced.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov
  • Applicants are encouraged to download the TQP Application Instructions Package and review it in its entirety. It contains information and instructions that will be helpful to you and you prepare to submit your TQP application. Please note this application instructions package is the same package found in http://www.grants.gov.
  • The TQP Application Instructions Package should be used as guidance only and applicants should always refer to the TQP NIA published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2020 for official application instructions.
  • TQP Application Instructions Package: HERE
These ED required forms are in the electronic application package in Grants.gov. Below is a list of the required forms that must be completed and submitted at the time of application. Electronic versions of each form can be found here.
  • ED Form 424–Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information – 1894-0017
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA
These TQP program checklists are now REQUIRED and must be submitted at the time of application. If these checklists are not submitted, the application may be considered incomplete and ineligible for review. These checklists are fillable PDF documents and must be completed an uploaded into Appendix A of the Other Narrative Attachment section of your TQP application. Updated 6/29/20:  New Required TQP program checklists have been updated here to fix a duplication error when entering page numbers. Please use the versions included below. Required EED Applicant/Grantee Budget Worksheet This EED Applicant/Grantee Budget Worksheet is REQUIRED and replaces the ED 524 Budget Form for the TQP program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the document instructions as well as solicit help from their budget office when completing the worksheet. The worksheet must be submitted at the time of application. If this worksheet is not submitted at the time of application, the application may be considered incomplete and ineligible for review. This budget worksheet must be completed and uploaded into the Budget Narrative Attachment section of your TQP application.

Previous Competition

FY 2019 Competition

The Effective Educator Development Programs Division is excited to announce that on April 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This TQP FY 19 grant competition has an estimated $37,000,000 and anticipates making approximately 20 new awards. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2019 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). The FY 2019 TQP grant competition will close on May 20, 2019
Please review the FY 2019 TQP FAQ document attached here. If you do not find the answer to your question(s) within the TQP FAQ document, please email your question(s) to the TQP program inbox at TQPartnership@ed.gov Please be mindful not to wait until the last minute to email your questions.email your question(s) to the TQP program
  • TQP Application Publish Date: April 3, 2019
  • Intent to Apply: May 1, 2019 (Email Intents to Apply to TQPartnership@ed.gov SUBJECT: Intent to Apply FY 19)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 20, 2019 (11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time)
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 17, 2019
TQP Informational Webinars: For the FY 19 TQP Competition, we have provided three pre-recorded Informational Webinars designed to provide technical assistance to perspective applicants. You may download these webinars and refer to them as needed as you prepare to submit your TQP application.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov
    • Applicants are encouraged to download the TQP Application Instructions Package and review it in its entirety. It contains information and instructions that will be helpful to you and you prepare to submit your TQP application. Please note this application instructions package is the same package found in http://www.grants.gov.
    • NOTE: The TQP Applications Instructions Package was updated on April 19, 2019. Please make sure you are referencing the most up to date copy which is attached here.
    • The TQP Application Instructions Package should be used as guidance only and applicants should always refer to the TQP NIA published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2019 for official application instructionsInstructions on how to submit electronically via Grants.gov can be found in the TQP NIA and in the TQP Application Instructions Package. TQP Application Instructions Package: Application Package Instructions PDF (813 KB)
Please Note: Most of these forms are already in the electronic application package in Grants.gov. Below is a list of the required forms that must be completed, links to the electronic version of each form 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
  • ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information – 1894-0017
  • Standard Form 424B–Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA

 


Previous Competitions

FY 2018 Competitions

The Teacher Quality Programs Division is excited to announce that on Friday, May 11, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This TQP FY 18 grant competition has an estimated $14,000,000 and anticipates making 20 new awards. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2018 TQP Notice Inviting Applications (NIA).
  • Posted in the Federal Register on May 11, 2018     PDF     HTML
  • NOTE: The FY 2018 TQP grant competition will close on June 26, 2018.
Please review the FY 2018 TQP FAQ document attached below. Please also review the slides on the Administrative Cost Cap as you will need to consider this information we preparing your budget narrative. If you do not find the answer to your question within the TQP FAQ document, please email your questions to the TQP program inbox at TQPartnership@ed.gov. Please be mindful not to wait until the last minute to email any questions you may have. 
  • TQP Application Publish Date: May 11, 2018
  • Intent to Apply: June 11, 2018   (Email Intents to Apply to TQPartnership@ed.gov SUBJECT: Intent to Apply FY 18)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 26, 2018 (4:30:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time)
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 24, 2018
TQP Informational Webinars: For the FY 18 TQP Competition, we have provided three pre-recorded Informational Webinars designed to provide technical assistance to perspective applicants. You may download these webinars and refer to them as needed as you prepare to submit your TQP application.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov.
  • Instructions on how to submit electronically via Grants.gov can be found in the TQP NIA and in the TQP Application Package.
TQP Application Package: Application Package Instructions     PDF (813 KB)
  • Applicants are encouraged to download the TQP Application Package and review it in its entirety. It contains information and instructions that will be helpful to you and you prepare to submit your TQP application. Please note this is an electronic copy of the application package instructions for you to download and use as a guide only.
  • The TQP Application Package should be used as guidance only and applicants should always refer to the office TQP NIA published in the Federal Register for official application instructions.
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, links to the electronic version of each form 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
    • ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information – 1894-0017
  • Standard Form 424B–Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA


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Last Modified: 06/29/2020