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Title II

Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training & Recruiting

Funding Source:  Federal
Grant Program Name: Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
Deadline: Annually on July 1.
Application Information: Application for Title II-A funds must be completed on-line and submitted on the eGrant system at egrants.pa.gov
Program Description: Title II, Part A, is a 100% Federally funded supplemental educational program that provides financial assistance to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction in core academic subjects in public and private elementary and secondary schools.
Of the state allocation, 95% is used for basic education in local educational agencies, 2.5% is used for higher education competitive grants, and 2.5% is used for state activities.
Title II, Part A, combines the Eisenhower and Class-Size Reduction programs into one program that focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting and hiring highly qualified teachers.
Of the state allocation, 95% is used for basic education in local educational agencies, 2.5% is used for higher education competitive grants, and 2.5% is used for state activities.
Federal Programs Consolidated Review:  A cadre of educators selected and trained by the Pennsylvania Department of Education review participating local educational agencies. The U.S. Department of Education conducts an annual review of the State's administration of Title II.
Evaluation: State program personnel prepare an annual performance report for the U.S. Department of Education
Restrictions of Funding:  N/A
Eligible Entities and/or Partners: School Districts, Charter Schools, and Intermediate Units
Method of Distribution: Application
PDE Bureau/Agency Responsible: Division of Federal Programs

Title II - A Reallocation Procedures

Section 2121 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires the State Educational Agency (SEA) to develop procedures for the reallocation of Title II, Part A funds.  Funds must be reallocated to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in a timely fashion and must be allocated in accordance with State guidelines for reallocation.

Title II, Part B - Mathematics and Science Partnership Program

Funding Source:  Federal

Grant Program Name:  Title II, Part B - Mathematics and Science Partnership Program

Application Information:   Coming Winter 2016

Purpose:  The intent of this program is to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers.  Core partners in these grants must include science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics departments/faculty from institutions of higher education (IHE), including community colleges.  Priority will also be given to those grants including a strong partnership with regional PA STEM Initiative projects.   Partnerships of higher education, high-need LEAs, and other stakeholders will draw upon the strong disciplinary expertise of the mathematicians, scientists, technology and engineering faculty from higher education institutions to develop professional development activities that will increase student achievement by providing teachers with strong mathematics and/or science content knowledge. 

Amount of Funds Available:  $4.3 million for Summer 2016
Anticipated # of Grant Awards:  up to 10
Length of Grant Awards:  up to 3 years pending continued funding at federal level
Eligibility:  Any LEA (school district, charter school and/or Intermediate Unit) may apply for funds on behalf of high-need LEAs (see guidelines for definitions).
Program Description:  Title II, Part B, is a 100% federally funded supplemental education program that provides financed assistance to higher education institutions and local education agencies.  The purpose of this program is to provide professional development activities through competitive grants to eligible mathematics and science partnerships. 
Restrictions of Funding: 
Eligible Entities and/or Partners:  School Districts, Charter Schools, and Intermediate Units 
Method of Distribution: 
PDE Bureau/Agency Responsible:  Division of Federal Programs