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Grants to New Jersey LEAs for Professional Training for Teachers

Advanced Placement for International Baccalaureate Course Expansion-Competitive


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New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/13/24 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 to New Jersey local education agencies for educational training programs for teachers. Applicants must complete the required registration before applying. Funding is intended to increase access to college-level courses for underserved and high-needs students by training or hiring additional instructors to teach Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.

As part of the application process, LEAs will submit plans outlining how the training of additional staff to teach AP or IB coursework will result in one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Expanding the number of educators teaching AP/IB in a district,
  • Offering additional AP or IB courses to students, and/or
  • Expanding their current AP or IP programming to New Jersey's disadvantaged and high-need student population.

For this opportunity, the subgroup of students in focus is described as: 

  • Economically disadvantaged students;
  • Students from major racial and ethnic groups;
  • Children with disabilities; and
  • English learners.

Eligible activities include opportunities for veteran or new teachers for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes to attend AP/IB workshops, trainings, professional development seminars, mentoring, etc., virtually or in person.

For information about project design consideration see Page 11 of the NGO in Supporting Documents.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This grant program is open to New Jersey LEAs with at least one school that qualifies for the federal definition of a schoolwide Title One program. To meet this standard, a school must have at least 40% of its student population from low-income households.

Ineligible costs include:
• Instructional Salaries: Costs associated with AP/IB classroom instruction (teaching).
• Outside of grant term: Costs incurred outside of the grant term.
• Existing staff: Salaries or benefits for existing staff are not eligible unless they are assigned program responsibilities depicted in the staffing chart
• Routine operating/admin costs: Costs for the organization's routine operation or administration are not eligible except when part of the approved budget (see section b of the grant/loan agreement).
• No benefit: Costs incurred for salaries, services, or media that do not benefit the end user of the grant program.
• Not reasonable or necessary: Costs not reasonable or necessary to carry out the grant.
• Outside of target area: The purpose of the grant is to provide statewide coverage; therefore, any activities undertaken outside of a Grantee's DHSS designated territory must have prior NJDOE approval before costs are incurred.
• Poorly Documented/Undocumented: Costs that are not supported by adequate documentation.
• Off Message: Costs for media that are prohibited or off message.
• Curriculum Development or Expansion of Curriculum unless specified by the grant program as an eligible activity.
• Supplanting: Costs for salaries, services, or media covered under other federal, state, or private funding.

Pre-Proposal Conference
An application technical assistance session will take place on January 18, 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 am.

For additional information, see:

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due by February 13, 2024, at 4 pm.

All grant recipients must have a valid Unique Entity identifier (UEI) and be registered with

Each eligible applicant must have a login ID and password to access the EWEG system. LEA applicants should contact their district's Web (Homeroom) Administrator, who will complete the registration. Please allow 24-48 hours for the registration to be completed.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


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Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 to $75,000 based on enrollment.

Term of Contract
Based on the availability of FY24 state funding, this grant program will begin on April 1, 2024, and will end on December 31, 2025.

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