Troops to Teachers (TTT) announces that six (6) more states have been awarded a TTT grant with two (2) consortia of states providing services to a total of eight (8) states. This brings the total number of states offering local TTT grant assistance to 31 states. The 2018 grants received will provide services for a 5 year term ending in May 2023.
The newest states to be awarded a state grant are:
New Jersey and Delaware (consortia)
Missouri and Iowa (consortia)
The main benefit of the TTT state grants is that local state education departments and agencies are able to assist military members, veterans and TTT participants with local counseling and guidance. These local offices become the frontline for certification and hiring information, resources, and technical assistance on meeting teacher requirements related to each individual state.
Other states which already have a state grant office include the following:
Colorado – (consortia) with New Mexico
Montana – (consortia) with Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, South
Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
TTT is a military transition program within the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). In conjunction with the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DANTES released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on October 19, 2017, under the authorizing statute in 10 USC 1154(h) (2) (A), which permits the Secretary of Defense to make grants to states or consortia of such states in order to support efforts of recruiting eligible current and former members of the armed forces for participation in the Troops to Teachers program and facilitating the employment of participants as elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, and career or technical teachers.
Registration for the program is free and requires no commitment. Members can register via the program website. The website also offers a list of teaching opportunities available to participants and a calender of events listing recruiting and other types of program events. Headquarters TTT program reps also can be reached by calling 1-800-231-6242 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.