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Educator Effectiveness Funding and Grants

The Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System is supported by grants from the state.

The Educator Effectiveness Grant (PI-1621)

The Educator Effectiveness Grant funds the necessary $80 per educator cost to participants in the system. The EE Grant is an annual allocation which is non-discretionary. All mandated districts and 2R charter schools must submit an application annually in order to receive supports from the state for implementation of the system.

District and 2R charter school administrators will receive an email from the office of the Deputy State Superintendent, Mike Thompson, PhD, with a unique link to their EE Grant application in early summer.

The Peer Review and Mentoring Grant (PI-1657)

Starting in the 2015-16 School Year, the Peer Review and Mentoring Grant (PRMG) will be administered by the Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing Team (TEPDL) with new priorities. Information about the PRMG can be found on the TEPDL website.

General Guidelines

By law, the EE Grant and the PRMG are annual allocations, and their funding cannot be carried over the fiscal year.

In order to be reimbursed funds, awardees must follow the fiscal management guidelines set by the state. Use the Financial Management Handbook for Federal and State Grant Programs, developed by the Federal Aids and Audits Team at DPI, to guide you. You can also use the Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements (WUFAR) code book to help you properly account for the line items.

Awardees must obligate their funds by the end of the fiscal year in which the funds were awarded. Each fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 the following year. Funds must be liquidated 90 days from the end of the grant period. Awardees use the Program Fiscal Report (PI-1086) to claim reimbursement on their grant. All final claim forms must be submitted within 30 days (September 30) following the end of the grant period to:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Federal Aids and Audit Team
PO Box 7841
125 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7841
or faxed to (608) 267-9207