New Jersey Department of Education

Minority Teacher Development Program-Competitive

Division: Field Support and Services

Office: Recruitment, Preparation and Certification

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The purpose of the Minority Teacher Development Grant is to identify effective programs and strategies that school districts, educator preparation programs and supporting organizations may employ to increase the number of minority teachers in New Jersey schools. This NGO will provide funding to eligible organizations that recruit, train, and place new teachers, with special emphasis on minority teachers, in one or more high poverty school districts in the State. Recipients will identify, substantiate and document effective programs, strategies and resources to increase the placement, and support of minority teachers.
Goals of the Minority Teacher Development Program
Grant recipients will identify effective methods of recruiting, placing and retaining high quality, well prepared, minority educators. The goals of this grant program are to:
(1) Establish partnerships with at least one high poverty school district to place minority teacher candidates;
(2) Increase the number of minority teacher candidates hired into teaching positions; and
(3) Identify effective strategies, resources and best practice that can be implemented by school districts, educator preparation programs, and/or other organizations to increase the placement, support and retention of minority teachers.
The Minority Teacher Development Program is a limited competitive grant program open to eligible organizations that can provide evidence of successful implementation of programs that recruit, train and place minority candidates in high needs school districts. An eligible organization must apply on behalf of a partnership that includes, at minimum, at least one high poverty school district. Two awards will be made Applicants may apply for up to $250,000.
Please note that the grantees awarded under the FY21 Minority Teacher Development Program (21-TE04-G03), New Jersey City University, and Rutgers University Graduate School of Education are ineligible to apply under this program as there is an overlap between the FY21 and FY22 project periods.
Based on the availability of FY22 state appropriations, this twelve-month grant program will begin June 1, 2022 and end on May 31, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: IHEs (both 2 and 4 year institutions), Other educational and/or Community organizations

Approximate Number of Awards: 2 Grant Program Type:  Competitive  
Total Amt. Available: $500,000 Application Due Date:  4/7/2022  

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