Foundation / Corporation
Barr Foundation and TNTP
10/01/21 4:00 PM EST
Grants of up to $25,000 and in-kind support to Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont LEAs to evaluate how to diversify and strengthen teaching staff. Grantees will partner with a nonprofit organization that will conduct a comprehensive analysis of their teacher workforce, including how students, families, and community members experience teachers and the talent process.
The Barr Foundation is excited to offer an RFP opportunity for LEAs or regional networks of LEAs to deepen their understanding of their talent landscapes in order to further their initiatives to diversify their teacher workforces. A talent landscape analysis supports districts by taking a snapshot of a local or regional teacher talent experience - analyzing multiple years of data including teacher pipelines and pools, recruitment and marketing sources, retention by demographic factors, student and teacher and school performance, student and educator demographics; reviewing systems, materials and processes; and conducting stakeholder engagement to understand the experiences of teachers, students, families/caregivers, and communities to develop a robust picture of the current state, strengths and successes, and opportunities for adjustments and improvements in order to further diversify the teacher workforce.
Grantees will partner with TNTP, a national nonprofit organization, that will work with districts to develop a scope and refine research questions and will conduct the landscape analysis. Grantees will receive distilled data, analysis, headlines and recommendations to support their efforts to diversify their workforces. This will provide a rich picture of the current talent landscape in the grantee school system, a comparison of their current approaches to national best practices, and concrete steps leaders can take to develop, refine, continue, and accelerate plans to improve the strength and diversity of their teacher workforces. This information will ultimately support grantee initiatives to build strong, diverse teacher workforces and improve outcomes for all students.
For information on the Talent Landscape Process, see https://barrfdn-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/453/attachments/Talent_Landscape_Analysis_RFP_July_2021.docx.pdf?1628537602:#page=5.
For information about LEA Support Funds, see https://barrfdn-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/453/attachments/Talent_Landscape_Analysis_RFP_July_2021.docx.pdf?1628537602:#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 198285
Barr anticipates funding up to twelve grantees to participate.
Selected applicants will receive direct support from TNTP to conduct an analysis of the teacher workforce. The Barr Foundation will directly fund TNTP for their work, and will provide funding for TNTP to support all stakeholder engagement efforts (e.g., food, stipends for focus group participants, platforms for text messages and surveys, etc.). Selected LEAs will not need to manage these funds and will not receive those funds as part of the award process.
Applicants are also eligible to apply for supplemental grant funds up to $25,000 to ensure they are able to allocate the staff time, capacity, and systems necessary to fully participate in the landscape analysis.
November 2021 – June 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.tfaforms.com/4924609
All questions related to the RFP should be submitted via email to EducationRFP@barrfoundation.org.
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