is a grant program intended to provide an enhanced level of support for the development of early career educators. OSPI is tasked by the 2009 Legislature with the implementation of this program in five to 15 school districts and/or regional consortia. BEST grants are administered by OSPI’s Early Career Educator Development program (formerly TAP), which also provides resources and professional development for mentors and district/ESD program administrators.
2014-2015 Grant Application Details
The 2013 Legislature funded BEST through the 2013-15 biennium and made additional funding available in the 2014 session. The grant period for this application will be July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Should the Legislature expand funding in the next biennium, grant districts will continue to receive funding for first and second year teachers in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The grant application for the 2014-15 school year is closed.
BEST Grant Recipients