District ESEA/NCLB Title II A Application for Funds Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
How to apply for Title II A LEA funds
Districts and charter schools apply for the use of their ESEA/NCLB Title II A formula funds through the annual Consolidated Application/DCEP update process. The application itself specifies what must be included; generally, in addition to cross-cutting documents such as Private School Participation and the use of Scientifically Based Research (see definition #37), the application will include narrative that outlines professional development needs and strategies and responds to federal requirements; an FS-10 budget; and a budget narrative that is sufficiently clear regarding proposed expenditures to allow reviewer confidence that such use is appropriate for the Title.
All applicants must respond to Question 1 in the Title II A section of the Consolidated Application (page 47); and we recommend that LEAs also provide updated needs assessment information in response to question 2.
How Title II A funds may be used
Narrative description of allowable uses (ESEA/NCLB Section 2123, Local Use of Funds)
Notes regarding the 2010-11 Teacher Quality Plan
Districts that did not meet 100% HQT in 2008-09 must submit Section A of the Teacher Quality Plan (on pages 41 - 45, or available separately below) as part of their Consolidated Application.
The most reliable sources of data for determining teacher quality gaps reside at the district level. The HQ/C section of the BEDS Comprehensive Information Report that was mailed to all districts this summer, and sources of applicable local data such as certification status of any teachers hired since 2008-09, teacher personnel files, copies of 2009-10 BEDS forms submitted to NYSED, 2009-10 class schedules, etc., are the most useful data sources for determining any teacher quality gaps and what should be done to address them.
Districts that also failed to meet AYP for three consecutive years must also complete Section B of the Teacher Quality Plan.