The Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow grant program is a relatively new program established under the America Competes Act of 2007.
It provides two funding streams for competitive grants to institutions of higher education that wish to develop either baccalaureate or master’s degree programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or critical foreign languages (CFL), that allow students to concurrently enroll in a teacher certification program. Graduates from these programs earn both a degree in STEM or CFL and a teaching certificate. The grants aim to improve teachers’ content knowledge in these high-need subject areas. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $2 million for the grants. No funding was provided in fiscal year 2013.