Information for Missouri Schools eligible for MO-DESE Recruitment & Retention Grants or Teacher Education Grants
What grants are available?
There are three different grants being offered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Missouri K-12 school districts and charter schools qualify for the Grow Your Own Grant and the Teacher Retention Grant. Missouri higher education institutions who offer programs for teaching are eligible to apply for the Recruitment Grant.
Funding for the Retention Grant is based on recruitment challenges with district priority being determined by percentage of free and reduced students and students of color. Find your district grant allocation.
Level 1 - $1,200 per teacher 70% - 100% FRPL 50% - 100% Students of Color
Level 2 - $800 per teacher 70% - 100% FRPL 0% - 49% Students of Color