The MDHE receives, and the Academic Affairs group administers, approximately $1.2 million each year in federal funds for the professional development of K-12 teachers. The staff develops and distributes an annual Request for Proposals (RFP), manages the evaluation of proposals, makes awards, and monitors/evaluates the professional development activities.

A list of funded projects, technical Assistance Workshop information, the most recent RFP, and reimbursement forms are available below.

ITQG Announcement Letter (click here for a copy)

Request for Proposals

Cycle-12 RFP

Sign up form for Cycle-12 Technical Assistance Workshop

List of High Need School Districts

Letters of intent (required) are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Cycle-12 Forms


Cycle-11 RFP

Letters of intent (required) were due by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Proposals were due by 4:00 pm on Monday, December 31, 2012

Cycle-11 Forms

High Need Map

(to be updated soon)

Counties with High Need Districts

Forms - * Forms are provided in Microsoft Word (word), Microsoft Excel (xls), or Adobe Acrobat (pdf).The following links provide access to free software you can use to view these tables, if you do not have the complete software program installed on your computer.

Microsoft Viewers
Adobe Reader


A promising undertaking in evaluation was established beginning with the first cycle of the MDHE Improving Teacher Quality Grant. An external evaluation team, selected for each cycle through a competitive process, will evaluate projects individually and collectively and will measure the effect of the projects on student learning and higher education in Missouri.

Cycles 1-8 Project Evaluation Data

Cycle 9 Project Evaluation Data

Funded Projects

List of Cycle-10 Awarded Projects

Cycle 10 Forms

Cycle 10- Compliance Audit Checklist

Cycle 10- 50% Percent Certification Form

Cycle 10- Participant Data Form

Cycle 10- Revised Reimbursement Request

Cycle 10- EXAMPLE Final Budget

Cycle 10- EXAMPLE Reimbursement Request Form

Cycle 10- EXAMPLE Schedule of Receipts