DoEd Opens $23.8M National Professional Development Grant Competition

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal_LargeThe Education Dept.’s Office of English Language Acquisition opens a $23.8 million National Professional Development (NPD) grant competition (CFDA Number: 84.365Z) to support K-12 educators of English Learner students.

Deadline: Feb. 19.

The NPD program provides grants for institutions of higher education, in collaboration with states or districts, to implement professional development activities that will improve instruction for English Learners (ELs). Professional development may include preservice or in-service activities for educators of ELs including teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals or others educators working with ELs. Professional development activities may include teacher education programs and training for other education professionals that lead to certification, licensing, or endorsement for providing instruction to English learners. Since 2008, the Department has awarded an estimated $328 million in NPD grants to assist educators working with English Learner students.

Info: (NOFA); Samuel Lopez, 202/401–4300 or

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