The Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System is supported by grants from the state of Wisconsin.
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 districts and charter schools required to use the EE System must submit an application, annually, in order to receive funds.
The rough application timeline is as follows:
- Early Fall: DPI emails eligible applicants with the new EE Grant application;
- Late Fall: Applicants return completed applications to DPI at the contact information provided on the application;
- Winter: DPI issues grant awards to applicants as they complete the application process;
- By June 30: Awardees must encumber any grant funds and finish their grant activities; and
- By September 30: Awardees must finish expending any remaining encumbrances and submit a final claim form (PI-1086) in order to receive reimbursement.
The Peer Review and Mentoring Grant (PI-1657)
The Peer Review and Mentoring Grant (PRMG) is a competitive, discretionary grant that school districts, 2R and 2X charter schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) may apply for annually.
Information about the PRMG can be found on the Educator Development and Support team webpage.
By law, the EE Grant and the PRMG are annual allocations and funding cannot be carried over the fiscal year.
In order to be reimbursed, awardees must follow the fiscal management guidelines set by the state. The School Management Services Team at DPI provides guidance for managing state and federal grants on their webpage. The Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements (WUFAR) code book provides guidance to 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 90 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 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7841
or faxed to (608) 267-9207
Awardees can also submit claim forms via email to the appropriate Federal Aids and Audit Team account. A list of current grant accountants can be found at https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/fedaids/assign.