Archived Information Teaching American History Technical Assistance for Prospective Applicants
Overview andIntroduction to the Teaching American History Program • The Teaching American History (TAH) program provides high quality professional development to American history teachers
TAH Background • TAH began in 2001 to meet the needs of students and teachers with inadequate preparation in U.S. history • Grants have been awarded for seven years; these grants are held by school districts in all parts of the country
Quality Applications Applicants are encouraged to present a seamless program based on the priorities and selection criteria in the 2008 Notice Inviting Applicants
Quality Applications Applicants should design a program that brings in historians and history educators to work with the teachers in improving their content knowledge and their ability to implement this knowledge in the classroom
Quality Applications Applications should focus on traditional American history as defined in part (b) of the Project Quality criterion. Applications should not be limited to the history of only one state or region, one ethnic group, or one time segment of American history.
What is new in the 2008 Notice • There is one competitive preference priority and no invitational priorities • There is the possibility for continuations for an additional 24 month project period • Prior to making funding decisions, a review of past performance and compliance history will be completed—EDGAR 75.217 (d)(3)(ii)
Up to 60 Month Performance Period • Applicants should note that this program now allows for grants of up to 60 months (i.e., a 60 month project period), as set out in the Federal Register notice published on October 10, 2007 at 72 FR 57540. Applicants should submit a plan for the grant activities and the budget for the full period of time for which they apply. Applicants applying for the full 60 months should include a detailed three-year budget and total estimated budgets for years 4 and 5. The maximum award for the first three years of the grant, regardless of a grantee’s proposed project period, will be governed by the maximum award amounts set out in the Federal Register notice, Section II. Award Information, Maximum Award, (1) of the announcement. The amounts requested per year for years 4 and 5 should be comparable to the amounts requested per year for Years 1 through 3