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Teacher Incentive Fund

TIF Grant

Harmony Public Schools plans to use the grant funding to enhance the quality and delivery of professional development for teachers and administrators, improve consistency in career pathways across the system and reward successful teachers with financial incentives.

The project will roll out in well-thought out phases over the next five years.

The TIF Grant is under the Office of Innovation and Improvement - U.S. Department of Education.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 13 new grants under the FY 2016 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) competition. These awards total $70,269,506 for the first project year. These projects will be implemented over a five year period. TIF funding will provide grantees with the opportunity to promote effective teaching through the development of human capital management systems and the use of performance-based compensation.

For more information about these awards, visit the Department of Education's Awards page.

Program Description

This program provides funding for projects that develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools. Performance-based compensation systems must consider gains in student academic achievement as well as classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year among other factors and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles. The purpose of the TIF program is to support the use of performance-based compensation, and other human capital strategies that enhance and sustain performance-based compensation, in order to increase students’ access to effective educators in high-need schools, and to expand the array of promising approaches that can help these educators and other personnel succeed.

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