Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
07/01/22 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $30,000 to Virginia public school divisions to hire and retain educators. Funding may be used to provide incentives for potential new employees and professional development for current employees. Funds for continuing education are intended to cover institutional fees and tuition.
As part of Virginia’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funding, grant funding is available to assist public school divisions with recruitment and retention initiatives. Specifically, this Recruitment and Retention Support Grant, modeled after the successful Continuing Education Support Pilot Grant (December 2021), is designed to offer recruitment incentives to new employees and/or to provide continuing education support for current employees pursuing Virginia licensure. Divisions may submit a proposal for using up to $30,000 over the course of one year (2022- 2023) to incentivize new employees to accept a position with the division and/or to cover tuition and institutional fees for teachers and classified staff members enrolling in classes at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in pursuit of Virginia licensure.
Use of the grant funding is limited to the following recruitment and retention strategies:
GrantWatch ID#: 203922
Divisions may submit a proposal for using up to $30,000.
Grant funding may be used to create monetary incentives for employees hired with a start date of August 15, 2022 through November 15, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to Dr. Meg Homer at Meghan.Homer@doe.virginia.gov
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Meg Homer, Educator Engagement Specialist, Department of Teacher Education & Licensure at the email address listed above.
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