Troops to Teachers Grant Program

 

The goal is to facilitate employment of eligible members of the armed forces in schools identified in 10 U.S.C. 1154.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.620
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 1,046 troops have been hired to be teachers 1049
Fiscal Year 2017 550 troops to be hired as teachers
Authorization
National Defense Authorization Act 2013, 10 U.S.C. 1154
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Grant opportunity is for one or more, or a consortia of such States, to receive grant funding to develop and implement a replicable model for attracting and assisting eligible members and former members of the armed forces to obtain employment as teachers.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries of the program are eligible members of the armed forces, as specified in 10 U.S.C. 1154.
Credentials/Documentation
Requirements for applications should be confirmed with Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), as appropriate.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The purpose of this opportunity is for one or more, or a consortia of such States, to receive grant funding to develop and implement a replicable model for attracting and assisting eligible members and former members of the armed forces to obtain employment as teachers. States interested in participating may apply individually or form a consortia with other states. The minimum annual amount for awards recommended under this announcement is $100,000 and the maximum amount is $400,000.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Awards may be made at any time throughout the year for which funding is authorized.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Department of Defense intends to award grants to one or more, or to a consortia of such States, grant funding to develop and implement a replicable model for attracting and assisting eligible members and former members of the armed forces to obtain employment as teachers.
How may assistance be used?
The purpose of this opportunity is for one or more, or a consortia of such States, to receive grant funding to develop and implement a replicable model for attracting and assisting eligible members and former members of the armed forces to obtain employment as teachers. To support this effort, the following goals have been identified: 1. Attract and increase the number of eligible current and former members of the armed forces participating in the TTT Program; 2. Reduce barriers that prevent veterans from meeting teacher certifications requirements for transitioning into teaching careers; 3. Implement educational models to award academic credit for prior career experience and/or other relevant military training; 4. Provide individualized counseling to assist TTT participants with meeting the educational and certification requirements to transition into a teaching career; 5. Support state and local education agencies with hiring motivated, experienced and dedicated eligible members and former members of the armed forces; thereby, increasing the number of veterans employed as teachers; 6.Address geographic areas with critical teacher shortages, especially in high-need schools (as defined in 10 U.S.C. ยง 1154) in particular the shortage of science, mathematics, special education, foreign language, or career or technical teachers; and in elementary schools or secondary schools, or as career or technical teachers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grants will reflect the period of performance which may be up to 5 years, subject to congress enacting appropriations. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Grants are multi-year renewed each year based on performance. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Grants are multi-year renewed each year based on performance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Troops to Teachers National Office
Headquarters Office
Kim Day
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32508 US
kim.h.day@navy.mil
Phone: 8504521940
Website Address
http://www.proudtoserveagain.com
Financial Information
Account Identification
17-1804-0-1-051
Obligations
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 17$5,000,000.00; FY 18 est $5,000,000.00; FY 19 est $3,581,414.00; FY 16 est $543,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants range from $100,000 to $400,000 annually for multi-year projects. Average award is approximately $200,000 Total funding = $5,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
10 U.S.C. 1154; 2 CFR 200; DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs)
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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