Eligible applicants for Teacher Residency Grants are Local Education Agencies (LEAs) currently working in partnership with institutions of higher education (IHEs) that are operating a teacher residency pathway within their Commission-approved teacher preparation program and LEAs that are beginning a new partnership with a Commission-accredited IHE that has an approved teacher preparation program, to offer a teacher residency program in Special Education, STEM, and/or bilingual education. Applicants should note that there is a 100 percent match requirement for each grant dollar received. Matching funds may be actual funds and/or in-kind match. Grant awards of up to $20,000 per resident participating in the Teacher Residency Grant Program are available for the purpose of developing a new residency pathway with an IHE that has a Commission-approved teacher preparation program or expanding existing LEA-IHE partnerships currently operating a Commission-approved teacher residency pathway. Applications must reach the Commission by 5 p.m. PST on January 15, 2019.