2019 Infrastructure Grant

Infrastructure Grants - FY 2019

Press Release

In State Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) $7.5M is available in TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grants to eligible rural school districts and public libraries. Libraries became eligible for the TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grants in FY18.

FY19 Grant Awards: FY19 Infrastructure Awards.xlsx

Grantees can expect to receive the following by February 15th, 2019:

  • Budget
  • Grant Agreement
  • Reimbursement Form; and
  • Reimbursement Schedule

Grant Application

(Note: Application Instructions are on the first Tab of the grant application - FY19 Infra App Rev.)

Application Due Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.


Application Requirements:

Per 16.9945 (1), Wis. Stats., applications for the TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grants must include the following: description of specific infrastructure to be purchased; plan to purchase, install and use the purchased infrastructure; and readiness to use purchased infrastructure. Benefit Date Rubric, which assesses readiness, can be found on the FY19 Application Instructions tab and in the FAQs.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Per Wis. Stat. 16.9945 TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grants are available to rural school districts who have 16 or fewer students per square mile and public libraries if the population of the municipality within which the library is located in 20,000 or less and if the public library is located in a rural territory as defined by the US Census Bureau.

Eligible Agencies

Maximum Biennium Award: 

School District:

A school district's maximum biennium award amount is calculated as follows:

  • If the membership of the eligible school district is fewer than 750 pupils, $30,000.
  • If the membership of the eligible school district is 750 pupils to 1,500 pupils, $40 multiplied by the school district's membership.
  • If the membership of the eligible school district is more than 1,500 pupils, $60,000.

Public Library:

A public library's maximum biennium award amount is calculated as follows:

  • If the library's municipal population is 2,000 or less, $5,000.
  • If the library's municipal population is 2,001 to 4,999, $7,500.
  • If the library's municipal population is 5,000 to 20,000, $10,000.

Purchase Period: July 1, 2018 through December **, 2020

(** 2 years from FY19 TEACH Infrastructure Grant Award. Exact date will be shared with grantees.)

Reimbursement Due Dates:

Please use the "Request for Reimbursement Worksheet" your grant contact received via email from DOA TEACH. The "Request Reimbursement Worksheet" is one of the tabs in the Excel Budget Document emailed to your grant contact.

Purchase Period
Claims Due Date 
July 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
June 30, 2019
April 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019
December 13, 2019
November 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
August 31, 2020
July 1, 2020 - December 21, 2020 -FINAL REQUEST 
February 19, 2021 (All reimbursement requests must be submitted to DOA – TEACH by February 19, 2021 – FINAL REQUEST.)  
Note: Grantees who miss submitting reimbursement claims for a specific period may submit up until the final request date for reimbursement claims, which is February 19, 2021. 

Eligible Infrastructure Purchases:  FY19 List.pdf


Per Wis. Stat. 16.9945 the TEACH Technology Information Infrastructure Grant may be used for purchasing and installing portable devices (hotspots) on buses and for purchasing portable devices (hotspots) for individuals to temporarily borrow from a school or for patrons to check out from a public library. TEACH Infrastructure grant funds are NOT eligible to be used for service and/or data plans. This includes hotspots that have service and/or data plans included with their purchase at "no cost."

Budget Transfers:

An email will be sent to TEACH Infrastructure grant contacts regarding the budget transfer process once grant agreements have been executed.

Listening Session PowerPoint: Listening Session FY19 Rev.pdf