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CTE Technical Incentive Grants



School Districts can claim funds annually based on the number of students who meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Certifications earned were on the approved graduating year Certifications List.
  • Students graduated with a regular high school diploma or a technical education high school diploma.
  • Funding is limited to $1000 per pupil regardless of the number certifications the student earned on the approved list.

Class of 2020 Applications 

Class of 2019 Grants 

  • DWD/DPI received a total of 8,813 claims from 322 school districts. 7,766 claims were eligible, resulting in a prorated allocation of $836.98 per student out of a total of $6.5 million available..
  • In addition, 111 students will receive $500 for each EMT, EMR, and/or Firefighter certification earned.
  • Class of 2019 grant funds will be transferred electronically prior to June 30, 2020. Please note that these CTE Incentive Grants are not considered cost reimbursement grants; therefore, funds do not need to be spent by the end of fiscal year 2020, nor do claims need to be made to DPI for spending.
  • Summary by district 
  • Summary by all certifications earned


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Questions regarding the Technical Incentive Grant contact:
DWD Youth Apprenticeship staff
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Division of Employment and Training
Phone: (608) 267-7210