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Improving Teacher Quality 2010 Request for Proposals

The Commission has issued two 2010 Requests for Proposals:
  • Initiative #1:
    This an "open" competition in terms of grade levels, delivery methods and subject areas. Though proposers must still adhere to the partnership and other federal requirements.
       2010 K-12 Teacher Professional Development Initiative
  • Initiative #2:
    This initiative is intended to provide funding for up to two master grantee institutions of higher education (IHEs) that will be responsible for managing the Teacher-Based Academic Reform (T-BAR) pilot program. Applying IHEs must be located in one of two of the available T-BAR regions.
       Teacher-Based Reform (T-BAR), Phase II

If you are interested in applying, you must first check the eligibility of your LEA partner also learn more about what constitutes an eligible partnership.

It is highly recommended that proposers attend one of our Technical Assistance Workshops.

Title II-A Formula Grants

Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting is a federal categorical program that combines the former Title II Eisenhower Professional Development and Title VI Federal Class-Size Reduction into one program. The purpose of Title II is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts (1) improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and other activities and (2) ensure all teachers are highly qualified. Most California school districts are entitled to annual funding based on a formula that includes poverty and population data. Annual entitlements for districts may be found at -- select the appropriate funding year and click on Funding Results, then on the "Schedule" under Entitlements on the next page. The schedule is listed in county order, and all districts for the state are listed. These funds may be used for the same purposes as the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and may be used to augment state grant funds.