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CTE Technical Incentive Grants

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ELIGIBILITY

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.

​Frequently Asked Questions

Class of 2018 Applications 

  • A new online secure application form for Class of 2018 Graduates is in development and will be ready this summer. Make sure to obtain the required documentation PRIOR to students graduating in the next few weeks.
  • Check the Approved 2017-18 Certifications List for documentation requirements.
  • The new online secure application requires access using a WAMS ID.  Make sure to obtain a WAMS ID now so that you are ready once the new secure application becomes available.

Class of 2017 Applications

  • 2017 submissions are currently in final checks by the Department or Workforce Development for pro-rating funding .
  • Over 6500 submissions for funding were received; therefore, funding will be prorated accordingly.
  • Final verification emails will be distributed to all applicant schools in Spring 2018. Notifications will go to the district administrator and the application submitter.
  • Please note that the CTE Technical Incentive grants are NOT cost reimbursement grants, therefore funds do not require claim receipts to DPI nor do they need to be expended by end of fiscal year 2018.
Questions regarding the Technical Incentive Grant contact:
Robin Kroyer-Kubicek
(608) 266-2022
 

Class of 2016 Applications

DPI received 5,593 claims and found 62 additional eligible claims from 2015 NOT claimed in 2016. In the future eligible claims will need to be resubmitted in the correct graduation year in order to be considered for funding.

Of the 5,655 claims, 973 claims were found to be ineligible. 454 of those are from students earning more than one certificate!
  • $640.75 per valid student claim was transferred electronically June 26,2017 from DPI coded:
    • Fund 10
      Source 630
      Project 577 (optional)
      Appn 232
      CFDA 255.950
  • Please note that the CTE Technical Incentive grants are NOT cost reimbursement grants, therefore funds do not require claim receipts to DPI nor do they need to be expended by end of fiscal year 2017.
  • These funds are intended to reimburse the costs involved with providing the industry-recognized certification, but the schools are not required to segregate the funding into a CTE-only fund. We encourage schools to do so, but it is not required by legislation or administrative rule.

Class of 2015 Applications

DPI received 4,591 claims for payment. 657 claims were found to be ineligible

New Certifications to Add

New certifications can be added each year by request of a school district administrator or high school principal. See DWD's website for more information and to obtain an application.
New certification questions can be sent to:

Jamie Bernthal
jamiet.bernthal@dwd.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Division of Employment and Training
Phone: (608)267-7210

For questions about this information, contact Robin Kroyer-Kubicek (608) 266-2022