TPP Funding & Opportunities


Dear Colleague Letter: CAREER Proposals Submitted to the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages eligible members of the STEM education research community to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation’s [Faculty Early] CAREER [Development] program (NSF 20-084).  EHR invests strategically in research to understand STEM learning and education. Supporting early-career investigators is a crucial element of this investment across our programs. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty (and eligible investigators at non-degree-granting organizations, such as museums, observatories, or research labs) who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

California Community College (CCC) Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program Grants

The Request for Proposals (RFP): California Community College (CCC) Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program Grants is now posted on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. You can access the RFP and Appendices at: If  you have questions related to the RFP, please contact the Commission’s office, as stated in the RFP.  If you have questions related to the funding aspect of the RFP, please contact the Chancellor’s Office, as indicated in the RFP.

Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers Grant RFP

Community colleges with Special Education specializations in ECE programs may consider collaborating with an authorized Special Education credentialing institution of higher education to recruit and prepare lower division students, providing scholarships, living stipends, counseling etc. to support expanded recruitment and diversity of special education teacher candidates. According to the legislative requirements for this funding, a local LEA would be the lead organization for such a cross-segmental partnership.  The RFP can be found here.

Grants: Proactive vs Reactive

The steps outlined in this article are intended to help educators to thoughtfully plan the needs, strategies, objectives, and budgets so that most of the information is compiled to create a larger plan (e.g., grant request for proposal, state-mandated planning forms, etc.). To read more, click here.

National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program 

With an emphasis on two-year Institutions of higher education, the ATE program is an annual competition that focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions (grades 7-12, IHEs) and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institution school levels. The program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities; and invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. For more information on the ATE program click here or for the most recent program solicitation click here

Transforming the Financing of Early Childhood Education (2018)

Click here for a Statement from the National Power to the Profession Task Force on NAEYC’s website.

California’s Budget – May revise released (2018)

Governor Brown has released the May revise on higher education. Click here for the summary report.

Grant money awarded to help LEAs deal with teacher shortage (7 May 2018)

For more information click here for pdf of article.


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