Guide to the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for California School Districts. The Federal guidelines for the $439 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant program have been published, and the deadline for applications is July 6, 2010. Julia E. Koppich has complied the “Guide to the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for California School Districts.” The guide is intended as a resource for districts that plan to apply or are considering applying for a TIF grant in 2010. Even if you are familiar with TIF regulations from previous years, we encourage you to review this guide as program regulations have changed substantially. Click here to view and download a copy of the guide.