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 2022 Applications
- The Class of 2022 grant claims application will be open on Friday, June 24, through September 30, 2022, the DPI WISEsecure Home access.
- Verify certificate eligibility with the Class of 2022 Approved Certifications List.
- Certifications are organized by category: Youth Apprenticeship (YA), DPI State Co-Op, Business and Industry, Wisconsin Technical College, Pre-Apprenticeship (not YA).
- Note the documentation required in the last column.
- To learn more, watch this instructional webinar [PowerPoint slides].
- Follow the directions to enter Class of 2022 claims. (coming soon)
- Student Award Money
- Students completing an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, or Firefighter Inspector certificate will receive $500 for EACH eligible certification according to Wis. State Stats. §106.273.
- The student completion award claim process has been streamlined into a single claim made by the school/district for the district incentive grant and the student completion award. The school/district must provide the student's permanent mailing address to which the completion award (if eligible) will be mailed in approximately June 2023. The school/district is encouraged to provide a non-school email address.
- Checks for eligible completion awards will be mailed directly to the students at the addresses provided. Returned checks will be sent an additional time. If returned a second time, the money will be returned to the fund.
Class of 2021 Grants
- DWD/DPI received a total of 9,317 claims from 298 school districts. 7,702 claims were eligible, resulting in a prorated allocation of $843.93 per student out of a total of $6.5 million available.
- In addition, 86 graduates will receive $500 for each Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, or Firefighter Inspector, certificate earned.
- Class of 2021 grant funds will be transferred electronically in late August. 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 2022, nor do claims need to be made to DPI for spending.
- Summary by district
- Summary by all certifications earned
Questions regarding the Technical Incentive Grant contact:
DWD Office of Special Initiatives
Technical Incentive Grant email
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Division of Employment and Training
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Incentive Grants Program