Mathematics and Science Partnerships

To improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by encouraging States, institutions of higher education (IHEs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and elementary and secondary schools to participate in programs that: improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics
and science teaching by encouraging IHEs to improve mathematics and science teacher education; focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process; bring mathematics and science teachers together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to improve those teachers' teaching skills; develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging state and local academic achievement standards and with the standards expected for postsecondary study in engineering, mathematics, and science; and improve and expand training of mathematics and science teachers, including by training such teachers in the effective integration of technology into curricula and instruction.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2018: Not applicable.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Department Of Education Of Puerto Rico $ 3,638,987   2016-07-012017-09-30
Public Instruction, Wisconsin Dept Of $ 2,003,204   2016-07-012017-09-30
Education, Wyoming Department Of $ 759,767   2016-07-012017-09-30
West Virginia Department Of Education $ 794,878   2016-07-012017-09-30
Public Instruction, Washington State Superintendent Of $ 2,161,079   2016-07-012017-09-30
Education, Virginia Department Of $ 2,451,448   2016-07-012017-09-30
Vermont State Agency Of Education $ 744,143   2016-07-012017-09-30
State Office Of Education, Utah $ 1,014,475   2016-07-012017-09-30
Education Agency, Texas $ 14,801,176   2016-07-012017-09-30
Education, Tennessee Department Of $ 3,353,658   2016-07-012017-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2018: Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds could be used for authorized teacher education and professional development activities, including summer workshops or institutes that train teachers to use curricula based on scientific research and aligned with challenging State academic content standards; innovative distance-learning programs; and programs that bring teachers together with working scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to expand teachers? subject-matter knowledge and research.

Grantees could also use program funds to develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that were aligned with challenging State and local academic content standards and recruit individuals with mathematics, science, and engineering majors into the teaching profession through the use of signing and performance incentives, stipends, and scholarships.

Funds received under this program had to be used to supplement, and not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for authorized activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

If the program appropriation reaches or exceeds $100 million, as was the case starting fiscal year 2003, the Department provided grants to States by formula; States then awarded subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships.

Eligible partnerships had to include an engineering, mathematics, or science department of an IHE; and a high-need LEA.

Partnerships could also include another engineering, mathematics, science, or teacher training department of an IHE; additional LEAs, public charter schools, public or private elementary or secondary schools; a business; or a nonprofit or for-profit organization of demonstrated effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics and science teachers.

Beneficiary Eligibility

University staff, school administrators, teachers, students, and parents benefited.


No Credentials or documentation are required. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Partnerships submit a subgrant application to the State if the appropriation is $100 million or greater, was the case starting in 2003.

Award Procedures

The Department awarded grants to States by formula. States then awarded subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships.


Not Applicable.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title II, Part B. (Struck by P.L. 114-95). Note: This program is no longer authorized and has not been funded since fiscal year 2016.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, section 2202(a). (Struck by P.L. 114-95). Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

States received formula grants annually. States award subgrants to eligible partnerships for a period of not more than three years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

The Department established performance measures for the program.


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 must be maintained for three years. In all cases of audit questions, records must be maintained until resolution has occurred.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $152,717,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY16 Range: $759,767-$18,451,555.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR Part 200. EDGAR 34 CFR Parts 74, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Bryan Keohane Office of Academic Improvement, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-9738

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

States received grants noncompetitively by formula. States established guidelines for selecting partnerships for subgrants.

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