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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.

2019-20 Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Implementation Grant

CSI Implementation Grant provide funds to public school districts to assist schools that have been identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement under ESSA as they implement the evidence-based improvement strategies in their improvement plans. Districts may use these funds for salaries, fringe benefits, professional development, purchased services, supplies for implementation and stakeholder meetings, or other expenses related to implementation of school improvement plans.

Eligibility

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

Available Funds

Allocations are based on a formula. Budgeting for each improvement strategy in each school is separate, and funds are available for budgeting as strategies are approved, so if a particular strategy needs revisions, it will not delay budgeting and budget approval for others. 2019-20 allocations, based on 2018-19 enrollment data, are listed in the document below, along with an explanation of the allocation formula.

Guidelines and Application

Improvement plans must be submitted in WISEgrants by the appropriate deadline. No separate application is required.

2019 Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Planning Grant

CSI Planning Grants provide funds to public school districts to assist schools that have been identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement under ESSA 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.

Eligibility

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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