Rigorous improvement planning that leads to sustainable positive change takes time, energy, and resources. Below is a list of grant opportunities to support school and district continuous improvement efforts, some with 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.
CSI Planning Grants provide districts with $140,000.00 for each CSI-identified school.
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
- 2019 CSI Planning Grant Guidelines (view or download)
- 2019 CSI Planning Grant Application (download)
- Schools Receiving CSI Grants 2019
Research to Practice Inclusive Communities (RPIC) Project
Twelve districts—one from each CESA across Wisconsin—will be chosen to join the Research to Practice Inclusive Communities project, a five-year project to implement Inclusive Learning Communities (ILC), a research-based innovation to meet the individual needs of every learner within a general education learning environment. Each district will receive high-quality, evidence-based professional development to establish a framework of professional learning communities to support implementation of ILC. Districts will also receive ongoing coaching and grant funding.
All Wisconsin public school districts are eligible. Priority will be given to districts with identifications under ESSA and/or IDEA. Participation in this project satisfies some ESSA requirements.
Each selected district receives $16,000/yr. for five years.
Applications are due March 7, 2019. The project period is April 15, 2019-June 30, 2023.
For more information, visit the RPIC Project page.