Teach for America Department Of Education Awards $13 Million To Train New Orleans Teachers By Jess Clark • Nov 13, 2017 Jess Clark / WWNO Like many cities, New Orleans has a teacher shortage. A $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is meant to address that shortage by beefing up the city’s pipeline of qualified educators. Teach For America Gets $3 Million Grant From Walton Family Foundation By Eileen Fleming • Jul 31, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:44 Teach for America's New Orleans region will be getting $3 million for more than 500 teaching positions. The Walton Family Foundation is announcing today that it’s sending $3 million dollars to Teach for America’s New Orleans region. The grant is part of $20 million being sent to schools in low-income areas across the country.