The National Professional Development Program provides professional development activities intended to improve instruction for limited English proficient (LEP) students and assists education personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards.
Authorizing Statute (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Title III - 3111c(1)C)
FY 2012 awards were funded from the slate of unfunded applications submitted under the 2011 NPD competition.
2012 NPDP Awardees
2011 Application Package
Revised deadline: May 9, 2011
2011 Non-Regulatory Guidance (Questions and Answers)
Webinar (March 22, 2012). National Professional Development Grant: Performance Reports
Cynthia Ryan and Samuel Lopez of the Office of English Language Acquisition at the U.S. Department of Education will explain the reporting requirements and what to consider when completing the two performance reports due each year as well as the final report. Tips and additional information will be provided. The webinar will be helpful to all program staff, including the project director, evaluator, and staff. While there will be a focus on helping first time grantees, all grantees will find the topics useful.
NCELA's 2010 monograph Professional Development in Action: Improving Teaching for English Learners showcasing professional development projects funded by OELA's National Professional Development grant program.
Announcement of Previous Grantees
Resources from Previous Year (2007)
2007 Resources for Applicants and Grantees under the National Professional Development Program: Preparing Mainstream Teachers and Secondary Content Teachers of English Language Learners