The Wisconsin state budget includes funding for 4K Start-Up grants. Grants are awarded by formula based on enrollment in 4K programs. If districts are are utilizing a community approach to 4K (4KCA), they will need to have a council and contracts with child care and/or Head Start providers. Cycle 12 Start-Up grants will be available in April 2019 for districts implementing in 2019-2020.
Who is Eligible to Apply
School Districts starting a 4K and/or 4KCA program
Amount of Funds Available
The amount of funding varies based on the funding cycle and year of implementation. See our other grant page for more information
For more information, contact:
Sherry W. Kimball, Early Childhood Consultant, at (608) 267-9625, Sherry W. Kimball.
Other Information and Resources
- Four−year−old Kindergarten Grants Available
- Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) Start-Up Grant Application Form NOTE: The application due date for the 2020-2021 start-up grants has been extended due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The department has not yet defined an official due date. (The application still states a due date of April 24, 2020).
- WI State Administrative Rules: State Grant Programs