2019 Teacher Technology Training Grants

Educational Technology Training Grants - FY 2019

In FY18 the Wisconsin Department of Administration awarded approximately $1.5M in TEACH Educational Technology Training Grants to 27 consortia comprised of 197 eligible rural school districts. Libraries are now eligible for TEACH Technology Training Grants under 2017 Wisconsin Act 142. The act expands eligibility in the Technology for Educational Achievement program (TEACH) to include certain rural community libraries. See Governor's Press Release.

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Eligibility Requirements

School Districts

A consortium of school districts is eligible for a grant under this section if all the following apply:

  1. The consortium consists of 3 or more school districts
  2.  Each school district's membership in the previous school year divided by that school district's area in square miles is 13 or less
  3. The consortium applies for a grant under this section.

FY19 Eligible School Districts - List of eligible school districts and maximum funding amounts.


Libraries

A consortium consists of 3 or more eligible public libraries or public library branches.  A library system is also eligible to apply if the system contains 3 or more eligible public libraries or public library branches.

Each public library or branch must meet both of the following population-related criteria to be eligible (2017 WI Act 142 s. 16.996 (2m) (3) (b)):

  1. Location in a rural territory as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census.  This definition is as follows: a territory, population, and housing units located outside of an urban area (1,000 or more people per square mile in a developed territory that contains 50,000 or more people) and urban clusters (1,000 or more people per square mile in a developed territory that has at least 2,500 people but fewer than 50,000 people).
  2. The population of the municipality within which the library or branch of the library is located is 20,000 or less.

FY19 Eligible Libraries – List of eligible libraries and maximum funding amounts. 


Application Instructions

Application Instructions FY19 Detailed application instructions.

Consortia of 3 or more eligible school districts may apply for the FY19 Educational Technology Training Grant.

  • Each consortium must select a Fiscal Agent.
  • Each member of the consortium must submit a Consortium Member Application to their Fiscal Agent.
  • Fiscal Agents must complete and submit a Fiscal Agent Application and the Consortium Member Applications for each of its members.


Consortia of 3 or more eligible public libraries, library branches or eligible public library systems may apply for the FY19 Educational Technology Training Grant. (Note: public library systems must contain 3 or more eligible public libraries or library branches).

  • Each consortium must select a Fiscal Agent.
  • Each member of the consortium must submit a Consortium Member Application to their Fiscal Agent.
  • Fiscal Agents must complete and submit a Fiscal Agent Application and the Consortium Member Applications for each of its members.


Consortium Member Application – Each member of the consortium must complete this application and submit it to their Fiscal Agent.

Fiscal Agent Application - Each Fiscal agent must complete this application and submit it to TEACH along with the applications of each of their consortium members.

Application Deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.  



TEACH Grant Period Timeline

Fiscal year 2018-19 (FY19) grants shall be for the period of September 1, 2018 – August 30, 2019. The Educational Technology Training Grants are annual awards, and any activities funded must occur during the specified grant award period. Awardees must obligate their funds by the end of the grant award period in which the funds were awarded. Funds must be liquidated 60 days from the end of the grant period.

Grant Period September 1, 2018 – August 30, 2019
Application Period March 26, 2018 - May 4,2018
Application Due DateMay 4, 2018
Application Review PeriodMay 4,2018 – May 25, 2018
Reimbursement Period #1 Due Date February 23, 2019
Reimbursement Period #2 Due DateOctober 30, 2019

Grant Amounts

School Districts

 For each school district in the consortium the maximum award shall be the following amounts:

  • If membership of eligible school districts is less than 750 pupils in the previous year, $7,500.

  •  If membership of eligible school districts is 750 pupils to 1,500 pupils in the previous year, $10 multiplied by the school district's membership in the previous year.

  •  If membership of eligible school districts is more than 1,500 pupils in the previous year, $15,000.

 

Libraries

For each eligible public library, library branch or eligible public library in the consortium the maximum award shall be the following amounts:

  • $500 for each eligible public library or branch in the consortium or system located in a municipality the population of which is 2,000 or less.

  • $750 for each eligible public library or branch in the consortium or system located in a municipality the population of which is at least 2,001 but less than 5,000.

  • $1000 for each eligible public library or branch in the consortium or system located in a municipality the population of which is at least 5,000 but less than 20,001.