U.S. Department of Education Grant Opportunities

U.S. Department of Education Grant Opportunities

Several grant notices are expected from the U.S. Department of Education in March. According to the department’s ED Grants Forecast, the following competitions will open soon:

Teacher Quality Partnerships – Notice Date: Mar. 5;Submission Deadline: May 3
Education Innovation and Research – Notice Date: Mar. 13; Submission Deadline: May 15
Supporting Effective Educator Development – Notice Date: Mar. 12; Submission Deadline: May 16

To help NAAC members learn more about these programs and submit competitive proposals, we are offering two important opportunities at our April annual conference.

Grant Writing Pre-conference Workshop, April 4, 1-4 pm
Only Take Directions from Someone Who’s Been There: Secrets to Grant Seeking and Finding
In this three-hour workshop, you will dig into what it takes to write a strong grant application and how to gain an edge over your competition. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $109. If you have already registered for the conference, contact info@alternativecertification.org to add this to your conference registration.

Presenter: Jan Mitchell Johnson, Founder and President, Grantsformation, Inc.
After serving 10 tours of duty as a middle school teacher and assistant principal, Jan discovered that her real super power is Turning Words into Money, which she used to help Houston schools earn over $20 million in funding for education projects and programs in just three years. Since founding her own company in 2003, Jan’s clients have won another $255 million in state and federal grants and over $25 million in private funding, bringing her career total to more than $300 million. Her successful grant writing includes three Investing in Innovation (i3) grants ($12.7M total), one Race to the Top District grant ($10M), one Carol M. White PEP grant ($2.2M), one Education Innovation and Research grant ($3M), one Educator Excellence Innovation Project ($2M), 12 Public Charter School Start-up Grants ($500,000 – $800,000 each), and seven Charter School Program Replication and Expansion grants ($137.8M total to just two clients, including the largest ever awarded—$67M).

Breakout Session, April 5 (time TBA)
U.S. Department of Education Update from the Office of Innovation and Improvement
Come hear about the vision of the Office of Innovation and Improvement for these upcoming grant programs.

Invited Presenter: Venitia Richardson, Director of Teacher Quality Programs, U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement
Venitia Richardson leads the Teacher Quality Programs division at the Department of Education. Richardson oversees several discretionary grant programs that include Race to the Top-District, Teacher Incentive Fund, School Leadership, Supporting Effective Educator Development, Teaching American History, Teacher Quality Partnerships, and Transition to Teaching. Prior to coming to the Department, Richardson dedicated the twenty years of her career in service to our nation’s youth. She served 16 years of her career serving the children and families of Hartford, CT with great passion, commitment and pride. She functioned in several roles with the Hartford Public Schools, beginning as a graduate intern, a Special Education Teacher, Behavioral Specialist, District Inclusion Facilitator, Assistant Director in the division office for Student Support Services, Assistant Principal for a middle school and Founding Principal of Opportunity High School, a high school designed as part of the district’s reform process.

Questions? Contact Judy Corcillo at NAAC, 202-277- 3600 or judyc@alternativecertification.org.

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