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Friday, May 21, 2010

Teacher Incentive Fund


  Teacher Incentive Fund (Federal Register: May 21, 2010 [CFDA#s

  84.385 and 84.374])


Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) program is to support projects that develop and implement performance-based compensation systems (PBCSs) for teachers, principals, and other personnel in order to increase educator effectiveness and student achievement (as defined in this notice), measured in significant part by student growth (as defined in this notice), in high-need schools (as defined in this notice).

    Applications Available: May 21, 2010.

    Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 1, 2010.

    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 6, 2010.

    Dates of Pre-Application Workshops: Visit the Teacher Incentive Fund's Web site at: for more information.

    Eligible Applicants: Eligible entities for these funds are: (a) State educational agencies (SEAs), (b) Local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, or (c) Partnerships of: (1) An SEA, LEA, or both; and (2) At least one nonprofit organization.

    Estimated Available Funds: $437,000,000 in total.  $300,000,000 million from the FY 2010 appropriations and $137,000,000 from FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

    Estimated Range of Awards: $5,000,000-$10,000,000.

    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $7,500,000.

    Estimated Number of Awards: 40-80.


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