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Improving Teacher Quality State Grants

To receive a high-quality education, a student must have a capable teacher. That's why the federal government created the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants. Ensuring that all teachers are highly qualified to teach increases the academic achievement of students and school districts.

Each year, the Coordinating Commission awards Improving Teacher Quality State Grants to Nebraska's innovative leaders in education. Grants are not awarded to individuals, but to partnerships formed by local, high-need educational agencies and a Nebraska college or university. These partnerships design and produce professional development activities to improve the skills of teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals.

Request for Proposals

Deadline for submissions: Nov. 12, 2015

2015-16 Guidelines

  • Guidelines for 2015-2016 ITQ Request for Proposals (PDF)

  • Appendix 1 - Federal Statutes Governing Higher Education Partnership Grants Excerpts
  • Appendix 2 - LEAs Meeting Federal Definition of High Need
  • Appendix 3 - Proposal Cover Sheet (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Appendix 4 - Budget Summary Form (PDF) (MS Excel)
  • Appendix 5 - Statement of Assurances (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Appendix 6 - Private School Participation Statement (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Appendix 7 - Checklist (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Appendix 8 - Use of Federal Funds for Conferences and Meetings
  • Appendix 9 - Additional U.S. Department of Education Guidance for Grantees

  • Past Grant Recipients

    For more information or if you have any questions about ITQ grants, please contact Dr. Kathleen Fimple, Academic Programs Officer, at (402) 471-0030 or by email at