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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 request for applications (RFA) focuses in the areas of greatest need for teacher professional development in the state of Texas.

Request for Applications (RFA) and Application Process

The application period for 2016-2017 Teacher Quality Grant awards has closed.

2016-2017 Request for Applications

List of LEAs (ISDs) meeting federal high-need criteria. This is a searchable PDF.

Helpful Resource Links

Applicable regulations are available at these websites:
Travel Websites:

Site-specific information on rates for in-state and out-of-state travel is available at the U.S. General Services Administration website at: https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877

Car mileage at the current rate established by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) can be found at: https://fmx.cpa.state.tx.us/fm/travel/travelrates.php  

Information for 2016-2018 Grantees

2016-2018 Teacher Quality Grant Awards   
Technical Assistance Meeting

The Spring 2017 technical assistance meeting was held on April 3-4 2017 (Monday and Tuesday) in Austin.

Reporting

TQ Reporting System

2016-2018 Budget Template (can be used to draft multi-component program budgets)

Reporting Deadlines for 2016-2018 Grants

 

Grant Period

February 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018

Interim Reporting Period

February 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016

Interim Reports DeadlineMonday, October 31, 2016
Mid-Point Reporting Period February 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017
Mid-Point Reports DeadlineMonday, June 5,2017
2nd Interim Reporting Period February 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017
2nd Interim Reports DeadlineMonday, November 6, 2017
Final Reporting PeriodFebruary 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018
Final Reports DeadlineMonday, April 30, 2018

Information for all Grantees  

General Guidelines

All financial and technical reports must be submitted online.

The Midpoint, 2nd year Interim and Final financial reports are cumulative.

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

Financial reports are entered into the TQ reporting System. Technical reports are entered into both the TQ reporting system and the TQ evaluation system.

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

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.

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
817-257-6115  Office
817-257-5525  Fax
m.weinburgh@tcu.edu

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

To send paper documents to Dr. Weinburgh use one of these two addresses below depending on the type of service used:

For United States Postal Service (USPS) regular or 2-day mail:

Molly Weinburgh
TCU Box 297900
Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education
Fort Worth, TX 76129

For FedEx, UPS or USPS Overnight:

Molly Weinburgh
TCU
Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education
Bailey Building 302
3000 Bellaire Dr N
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Contact TQ
Staff Contact Information

Vanessa Malo
Senior Program Director
512-427-6535
Vanessa.malo@thecb.state.tx.us

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

Amy Zandy
Administrative Assistant
512-427-6478
Amy.Zandy@thecb.state.tx.us

Fax number
512-427-6168

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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