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Teacher Quality Grants Program

The Teacher Quality Grants Program (TQGP) for higher education is a federally funded effort providing grants to higher education institutions to promote improved instruction in mathematics and science for Texas school children by providing professional development for their teachers.

The TQGP makes awards through a competitive review process with the most highly ranked and recommended projects being selected for funding. The RFA focuses in the areas of greatest need for teacher professional development in the state of Texas.

2014-2015 Teacher Quality Grant Awards

Request for Applications and Application Process

The application period for 2014-2015 TQ grants has closed. Information about future Requests for Applications will be available on this site.

Information for Current Grantees

Technical Assistance Meeting

The Fall 2014 Technical Assistance Meeting for 2014-2015 directors will be held on October 23-24, 2014 (Thursday and Friday) near Austin. Directors will be provided with information by email.

Reporting

Online System
The online reporting system becomes available approximately one month before each report deadline. Click the blue help buttons throughout the online system for information about various aspects of the financial and technical reports. 

Reporting Deadlines for 2014-2015 Grants

Grant PeriodFebruary 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 
Interim Reporting PeriodFebruary 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Interim Reports Due (online)Monday, December 1, 2014
  
Final Reporting PeriodFebruary 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015
Final Reports DueFriday, July 31, 2015
  
Final Reports include financial & technical reports (online), participant information, pre-/post-test scores (TQ evaluation app), and any additional evaluation information (uploaded).

Payment Information

Payments are released according to the payment schedule and conditions detailed in the grant agreement. General information is sent to the project director and fiscal authority following approval of grant funding by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

General Guidelines

All financial and technical reports must be submitted online.

The online reporting system becomes available approximately one month before each report deadline.

Reallocation requests should be completed before the financial and technical reports are submitted.

Budget Worksheet Template

List of LEAs This list indicates which LEAs qualify as high-need partners according to the most recent census data. This is a searchable PDF.

Online System Tips and Instructions

Professional Development Agreement

Timeline templates (required):
  Timeline templates for Teachers:
    4-Column Template (Teachers) 
    6-Column Template (Teachers)

  Timeline templates for Principals:
    4-Column Template (Principals)
    6-Column Template (Principals)

Evaluation

Molly Weinburgh, Ph.D.
Professor and William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education
Director, Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education
College of Education
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX  76129
817-257-6115  Office
817-257-5525  Fax
m.weinburgh@tcu.edu

TQ Evaluation site:  https://tq.tcu.edu/

2014-2015 Request for Applications

Contact TQ

Staff Contact Information

Elizabeth Powers, Director
512-427-6535
elizabeth.powers@thecb.state.tx.us

Channel Wesson, Program Specialist
512-427-6289
channel.wesson@thecb.state.tx.us

Raul Jaimes, Project Specialist
512-427-6537
raul.jaimes@thecb.state.tx.us

Fax number
512-427-6444

Mailing Address
Teacher Quality Grants Program
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788

Delivery Address
Teacher Quality Grants Program
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752


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