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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.


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NOW LIVE: To see your district claims “Approved for Pay” in the past, access the CTE Technical Incentive Grant application under Secure Home. Then, under “District Tab,” select “Final Verification Report” and “Year.”

Frequently Asked Questions

CTE Incentive Grant Funding Summary 

Class of 2019 Applications 

  • Collect required documentation from graduating seniors. Check the Class of 2019 Certifications List for documentation requirements.
  • WATCH the live webinar  on new claim features
  • Read the CTE Incentive Grant Claim Guide
  • The online secure application requires access using a WAMS ID. Make sure to obtain a WAMS ID.
  • Class of 2019 application claims are due by September 30, 2019.

Class of 2018 Applications

  • DPI received 7,549 claims from 316 districts for the 2018 graduates that earned Approved Industry Recognized Credentials.
    • 877 were determined ineligible for funding.
    • 500 students earned more than one certificate. 
  • 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.
  • Funding breakout by district
  • Funding breakout by certificate 
  • $1,000 per eligible claim will be transferred electronically by June 28, 2019, coded as follows: 
    • Fund 10
    • Source 630
    • Project 577
    • Appn: 232
    • CFDA 255.950


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Questions regarding the Technical Incentive Grant contact:
Robin Kroyer-Kubicek
(608) 266-2022

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:
DWD Youth Apprenticeship staff
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