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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.


The 2022-23 Peer Review and Mentoring Grant Application Period has Closed.

2022-23 School Year Application and Process


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

Program Guidelines



March 15, 2022
Application Opens
May 1, 2022
Application Due
Summer 2022
Notification of Grant Awards
July 1, 2022
Grant period begins
May 31, 2023
Deadline for Budget Modifications
June 30, 2023
Grant period ends
September 30, 2023
Final grant claims due


Submission Guidelines

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 1, 2022.

Webinar for Applicants

DPI will host a webinar for applicants on Thursday, March 31, from 3pm - 4pm.

Register here.

Microsoft Teams Office Hours for Applicants

Please feel free to join us for open office hours for applicants 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.

Thursdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only) +1 608-620-9781,,177339956# United States, Madison
Phone Conference ID: 177 339 956#
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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.

The budget modification form for the 2022-21 period is available here. Find instructions 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

2021-22 School Year Application and Process

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

Program Guidelines

FY22 Guidance for Applicants Document - to request this document, email Jacob Hollnagel at
For questions about this information, contact Jacob Hollnagel (608) 266-5195