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The TAH Grant

The Teaching American History (TAH) Grant

"By helping teachers develop a more complete and well-rounded understanding and appreciation of American history, this program will in turn ensure that our students get the education they need in this important subject area,”
- Robert Byrd, July 2009

The grant program started in 2001, sponsored by Senator Robert Byrd (D-
West Virginia) It is dedicated to “increasing student understanding of and appreciation for American history through teacher professional development programming.” The grant is administered by the Federal Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Annual funding for the program has remained relatively stable since 2004, ranging between $118 million and $120 million, funding between 100 and 125 grants across the country each year. In 2009, 123 grants were awarded; 19 of those in California.