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Grant Opportunities

Rigorous improvement planning that leads to sustainable positive change takes time, energy, and resources. Below is a list of grants and other opportunities that support school and district continuous improvement efforts, including particular opportunities for schools or districts with identifications under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and/or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For a more comprehensive list of grant opportunities, please see DPI’s Competitive Grant Inventory.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Planning Grant

CSI Planning Grants provide funds to public school districts to assist schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement as they develop or refine their improvement support plans. These funds are intended to support essential planning activities such as needs assessment, stakeholder engagement, review of resource inequities, and selection of evidence-based improvement strategies to address identified issues.


All Wisconsin public school districts with one or more schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement are eligible.

Available Funds

CSI Planning Grants provide districts with $140,000.00 for each CSI-identified school.

Important Dates

Applications are due March 15, 2019. The projected deadline for submission of improvement plans is October 31, 2019. The guidelines below provide more details.

Guidelines and Application

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