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.
A consortium of school districts is eligible for a grant under this section if all the following apply:
- The consortium consists of 3 or more school districts
- Each school district's membership in the previous school year divided by that school district's area in square miles is 13 or less
- The consortium applies for a grant under this section.
FY19 Eligible School Districts - List of eligible school districts and maximum funding amounts.
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)):
- 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).
- 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 FY19 Detailed application instructions.
Consortia of 3 or more eligible school districts may apply for the FY19 Educational Technology Training Grant.
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).
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.