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Applicant Info and Eligibility

2019 Applicant Information

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.

FY 2019 TQP Frequently Asked Questions

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 Please be mindful not to wait until the last minute to email your your question(s) to the TQP program

FY 2019 TQP Competition Timeline

  • TQP Application Publish Date: April 3, 2019
  • Intent to Apply: May 1, 2019 (Email Intents to Apply to 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

FY 2019 TQP Application Information

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.

TQP Electronic Application Submission:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the system at
  • Instructions on how to submit electronically via can be found in the TQP NIA and in the TQP Application Instructions Package. TQP Application Instructions Package: Application Package Instructions PDF (813 KB)

    • 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
    • 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 instructions

    Required Application Forms

    Please Note: Most of these forms are already in the electronic application package in 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
    • Lobbying Form
    • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
    • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA

    OPTIONAL TQP Program Checklists

    Previous Competitions

    To learn more about the previous competitions, please visit the below links.



    An eligible applicant must be an “eligible partnership” as defined in section 200(6) of the HEA. The eligible partnership means an entity that–

    Must include each of the following:

    1. A high-need local educational agency;
    2. A high-need school or consortium of high-need schools served by the high-need local educational agency, or, as applicable, a high-need early childhood education program
    3. A partner institution;
    4. A school, department, or program of education within such partner institution, which may include an existing teacher professional development program with proven outcomes within a four-year institution of higher education that provides intensive and sustained collaboration between faculty and local educational agencies consistent with the requirements of this title;
    5. A school or department of arts and sciences within such partner institution; and
    6. An eligible partnership may include any of the following–
      1. The Governor of the State;
      2. The State educational agency;
      3. The State board of education;
      4. The State agency for higher education;
      5. A business;
      6. A public or private nonprofit educational organization;
      7. An educational service agency;
      8. A teacher organization;
      9. A high-performing local education agency, or a consortium of such local educational agencies, that can serve as a resource to the partnership;
      10. A charter school (as defined in section 5210 of the ESEA);
      11. A school or department within the partner institution that focuses on psychology and human development;
      12. A school or department within the partner institution with comparable expertise in the disciplines of teaching, learning, and child and adolescent development; or
      13. An entity operating a program that provides alternative routes to State certification of teachers.

    Please Note: Changes in the law that affects eligibility

    On July 1, 2009, the President signed into law H.R. 1777 which makes corrections and other changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Included in this Act are technical corrections to the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program. The technical corrections include the following:

    • Allowing 5th year initial licensing programs to be eligible to apply along with pre-baccalaureate programs under the Pre-Baccalaureate Program Absolute Priority #1; and
    • Extending the requirement to acquire a master’s degree from one-year to 18 months after beginning the Teaching Residency Program (Absolute Priority #2).
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