The Teaching American History grants fund projects that raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. Grant awards assist local educational agencies in partnership with entities that have extensive content expertise, to develop, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs improve instruction and raise student achievement. Submitting a Notice of Intent to Apply is due Feb. 5 and final applications are due March 2. ED expects to award 100 to 135 grants averaging about $750,000 for each three-year project.