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Eligible Partnerships Program - Higher Education

Subpart 3 --Eligible Partnerships of Title II of No Child Left Behind

(P.L. 107-110)

President George Bush and Congress committed to transforming the federal role in education so that "no child is left behind."  At the heart of this effort is a commitment to focus on students, equip teachers, empower parents and inform decision makers to ensure every child receives a quality education.  The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 advances this commitment by providing a number of exciting reforms, tools and programs. 

Subpart 3 Subgrants to Eligible Partnerships is one program that focuses on teachers and principals.  This is a competitive program administered by the Division of Program Services in the Bureau of Postsecondary Services, Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education.

At a minimum an "eligible partnership" shall include: 

(i)     A private or State institution of higher education and the division of the institution that prepares teachers and principals;

(ii)   A school of arts and sciences; and

(iii)   A high-need local educational agency. 

Other partners may include another local educational agency, a public charter school, an elementary school or secondary school, an educational service agency, a nonprofit educational organization, another institution of higher education, a school of arts and sciences within such an institution, the division of such an institution that prepares teachers and principals, a nonprofit cultural organization, an entity carrying out a prekindergarten program, a teacher organization, a principal organization, or a business. 

The Department of Education establishes program priorities by issuing Eligible Partnership Postsecondary Grant Application (EPPGA) guidelines. 

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Application Materials

Guidelines: Building Teaching and Learning Capacity K-16  (PDF)

List of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that Meet the High Need Definition in No Child Left Behind

List of LEAs that Have Piloted Pennsylvania's New Educator Effectiveness System

Agreement to Participate in an Eligible Partnership (PDE-3668)

Project Abstract - Appendix B (PDE-3118)

Three-Year Budget Projection (PDE-3113G)

Sample Three-Year Budget Projection (PDF)

Pre-Proposal Conference Questions Stemming from the Eligible Partnerships Postsecondary Grant Application Program Guidelines (PDE-4658)

Notification of Intent to Submit for Competition in Eligible Partnerships Postsecondary Grant Application Program (PDE-4658A)


Grant Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding - Posted for Information Only; NOT TO BE SUBMITTED WITH COMPETITIVE APPLICATION

Eligible Partnerships Grant Agreement Federal Final Title II (PDF)

Grant Agreement Budget Pages (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding Budget Pages Eligible Partnerships (PDF)


Postsecondary Grant Pre-Proposal Conference Presentation 6-3-2013 (PDF) 

      Questions can be sent to:   

      Higher Education Associate
      Division of Teacher Quality
      Pennsylvania Department of Education
      333 Market Street - 3rd Floor
      Harrisburg PA  17126-0333
      Voice:  (717) 772-3566
      E-mail: jwakeem@pa.gov