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Peer Review and Mentoring Grants

The Peer Review and Mentoring Grant (PRMG) program provides support for public school districts, independent public charter schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) to develop new or refine existing peer review and mentoring support programs for initial educators in Wisconsin.

2021-22 School Year Application and Process

Single Sheet Consortium Verification: PI 1657 Section VII. Consortium Verification Page

Submission Guidelines

Due to public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications must be sent electronically by the due date to
Applicants should submit only the PI-1657 form. Applications submitted in alternative formats will not be accepted. Attachments or appendices will not be reviewed. Applicants should contact DPI with questions or concerns about the application form or properly submitting the application.
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted by May 7, 2021


March 24, 2021
Application Opens
May 7, 2021
Application Due
Summer 2021
Notification of Grant Awards
July 1, 2021
Grant period begins
May 31, 2022
Deadline for Budget Modifications
June 30, 2022
Grant period ends
September 30, 2022
Final grant claims due


Program Guidelines

FY22 Guidance for Applicants Document - to request this document, email Jake Hollnagel at

Microsoft Teams Office Hours for Applicants

Please feel free to join us for open office hours for applicants twice every week until the application period closes. Office hours will be held over Microsoft Teams on the days and times using the links below. You do not need a Microsoft account or Microsoft Teams software downloaded to access the Office Hours. Teams will work in whatever browser you use. Simply follow the prompts on screen after clicking the meeting link.

Or call in (audio only) +1 608-620-9781,,735059491# United States, Madison Phone Conference ID: 735 059 491#

Or call in (audio only) +1 608-620-9781,,590030457# United States, Madison Phone Conference ID: 590 030 457#

Please feel comfortable reaching out individually via email ( or phone call (608-266-5195) with questions or to set up an individual time to receive assistance.


Eligible applicants include the following:
a consortium consisting of two or more school districts (or 2r/2x charter schools),
a consortium consisting of two or more CESAs, and
any combination of the above.


Financial Management

Applicants should reference DPI financial guidance for grants. The School Financial Services team at DPI provides guidance related to the administration of state and federal grants. The Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements guidebook (WUFAR) provides the latest accounting codes. Fiscal agents for applications should reference the fiscal agent policy and the documentation tool.

Indirect Costs

Fiscal agents may include indirect costs up to their approved restricted rate. However, indirect costs may not be charged to the grant above the $25,000 maximum or the total grant award. For more information on indirect costs, visit the DPI Indirect Cost webpage.

Budget Modifications

Awardees may modify their grant programs and budget provided they notify DPI at least 30 days in advance of making any changes by completing the relevant budget modification form. Awardees may make spending changes of less than 10 percent of the total award to a previously approved budget line without prior approval.

DPI will create a simple form for making budget modifications for the 2021-22 application period to be made available at a later date.

The budget modification form for the 2020-21 period is available here.

The final deadline for budget modifications is May 31, 30 days before the end of the grant period and fiscal year.

Claiming Funds

Awardees use the PI-1086 Program Fiscal Report to claim grant funds. The PI-1086 webpage has the form and instructions. Awardees may claim funds for approved grant activities after encumbering or expending the funds. Awardees may claim funds throughout the grant period, but no more than once every 30 days. The final deadline for grant claims is September 30, 90 days after the close of the grant period.


Wisconsin Statute 115.405
Wisconsin Administrative Rule PI 38

For questions about the Peer Review and Mentoring Grant, please contact Jacob Hollnagel at (608) 266-5195 or

2020-21 School Year Application and Process



March 4, 2020
Application Opens
May 1, 2020
Application Due
Summer 2020
Notification of Grant Awards
July 1, 2020
Grant period begins
May 31, 2021
Deadline for Budget Modifications
June 30, 2021
Grant period ends
September 30, 2021
Final grant claims due
September 30, 2021
2020-21 Peer Review and Mentoring Grant report due


Program Guidelines


Informational Webinar for 2020-21

The webinar presentation material can be accessed here.

The informational webinar has been rescheduled for March 31, from 3pm to 4:30pm. You may register here for the webinar. The registration form will provide you with connection information.

For questions about this information, contact Jacob Hollnagel (608) 266-5195