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Teaching as a Priority

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Teaching as a Priority (TAP) program provides funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit and retain fully credentialed teachers at low-performing schools. Districts apply on behalf of their eligible schools. Eligible schools have Academic Performance Index (API) rankings in deciles 1-5. Funding varies by enrollment and API rankings. An annual grant application is required.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Districts apply on behalf of their low-performing schools. Eligible schools must have API rankings in deciles 1-5.
Other Eligibility Considerations Funding is based on school enrollment and API ranking
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Section 44735
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes
Total Available $88,650,000
Recipient Amount Per pupil funding based on enrollment and API rankings
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 15, 2002
Due Date November 29, 2002
Expected Notification Date February 28, 2003

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Information about the status of FY 2002-03 funding for the Teaching as a Priority program will be provided to district superintendents in mid to late February 2003.


Program Sandra Frank, 916-323-5505,
Fiscal David Almquist, 916-324-5686,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6244 (phone), 916-323-2807 (fax)
Last Modified: January 6, 2005

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