The U.S. Department of Education is collaborating with ASCD and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to provide direct support to teachers to strengthen professional development and improve student outcomes.

Through the new Teacher Impact Grants Program from ASCD, teachers will be able to develop, expand and evaluate promising practices and programs that can transform the academic trajectory of students. These teacher-led projects and programs can impact the quality of teaching in the classroom, in schools and throughout school districts.

The grants will be awarded directly to teachers for research-based initiatives they believe will accelerate learning and improve student outcomes. The grant program is part of Teach to Lead, an initiative jointly convened between the USED, ASCD and NBPTS to cultivate the expertise of teachers to drive transformation in schools, districts and states.

Teacher leaders may submit their proposals here. Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to $15,000 and will fund diverse teacher projects across the country that will be implemented during the 2016-17 school year. Click here for more information about the program.