Teacher training grants available; Apply by July 16

Teacher Training and Development Grants are for Schools Boards, or a governing body of a public, private or charter school that can demonstrate a critical need to train and license teachers.  This is a new grant created in the 2017-19 biennial budget and is administered by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) as part of the Wisconsin Fast Forward grant program.   Grant applications are due by Monday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Click here for the application materials.

Grant Amount: From $5,000 to $50,000 is available per grantee.

There is no requirement for matching or leveraged funding, but grants that leverage
additional resources to increase the applicant’s capacity to train and license teachers will be awarded bonus points in the evaluation process.

Eligible Expenses: Expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward Funds shall be used for direct project expenses. These include:

  • The design and implementation of program(s) to prepare employees to complete the requirements for a permit or initial teaching license for general education, bi-lingual, and/or special education teachers
  • Activities essential to teacher development and/or licensure satisfying DPI requirements under s. 118.196 (student teaching, examinations, and/or required coursework)
  • Tuition in courses required for licensure or part of an established teacher development program
  • Administrative costs up to 5% of the total grant award

Ineligible Expenses: Wisconsin Fast Forward funds may not be used for the purchase of real estate or other capital assets/equipment, facility construction or remodeling, trainee wages, fringe benefits, or trainee transportation costs.

Supplement not Supplant: All funding identified as “leveraged” or “in-kind” must be new funds and cannot replace existing federal, state or local government funding.