About Us – Supporting Effective Educator Development

The SEED program, authorized under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 6672), provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models to be sustained and disseminated.

Additionally, the SEED program is designed to encourage the use of rigorous evidence in selecting and implementing interventions to support educators’ development across the continuum of their careers (e.g. in preparation, recruitment, evaluation, professional learning, and leadership development). The evidence required for interventions aimed at teachers, principals and other school leaders. .

What’s New

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the SEED program published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2020 and closes on June 12, 2019. The Department of Education plans to award approximately $22 million to support the implementation of evidence-based practices that  prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators. This grant competition contains two absolute priorities and three competitive preference priorities. Please review the published NIA in the Federal Register for complete details on the FY 2020 SEED grant competition.

FY 2020 SEED Call for Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for this or any of the FY 2020 Effective Educator Development (EED) grant competitions, please review the Call for Peer Reviewers. Note the directions include two parts for this process and both parts must be completed in order to be considered.  If you have any additional questions about this process, please contact EED program staff at  EEDPeerReviews@ed.gov.