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.



Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Troops to Teachers National Office.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Department Of Education Ohio $ 200,000   2018-07-152023-05-15
Department Of Education Michigan $ 151,278   2018-07-152023-05-15
Elementary And Secondary Education, Missouri Department Of $ 180,000   2018-07-152023-05-15
Education, Kansas Dept Of $ 96,470   2018-07-152023-05-15
Education, Alabama Dept Of $ 82,756   2018-07-152023-05-15
Education, New Jersey Department Of $ 199,800   2018-07-152023-05-15
City Of New York Board Of Education $ 378,055   2018-05-152023-05-14
Education, Florida Department Of $ 354,927   2018-05-152023-05-14
Public Instruction, Montana Office Of $ 694,546   2018-05-152023-05-14
Education, Virginia Department Of $ 380,035   2018-05-152023-05-14



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 1049. Fiscal Year 2017: 550 troops to be hired as teachers. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

ß 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.

Grantees will use the official TTT website www.proudtoserveagain.com.

Congress has authorized $5M, 33% of $15M appropriated Operation and Maintenance (O&M) funding, for grants in support of the Troops to Teachers program.

Eligibility Requirements

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Defense Authorization Act 2013, 10 U.S.C 1154.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Awards may be made at any time throughout the year for which funding is authorized.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Grants are multi-year renewed each year based on performance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Both program and financial reports are required.

If applicable, the recipient must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428).

Awards issued under any funding opportunity announcements are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.

L.

109?282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110?252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.

If applicable, additional reports may be required in the grant, based on the work proposed.

No cash reports are required.

In general, reporting requirements include quarterly interim performance reports, quarterly financial reports, final performance report, and final financial report.

The Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required for financial reporting.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

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).

Financial Information

Account Identification

17-1804-0-1-051 - Navy Operations & Maintenance.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 est $5,000,000

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)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Troops to Teachers National Office.

Headquarters Office

Kim Day 6490 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508 Email: kim.h.day@navy.mil Phone: 8504521940

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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