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Federal Charter School Grants - Wisconsin Charter Schools Program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Wisconsin a five-year $95 million grant to support quality charter schools in the state. 


The Objectives of the Wisconsin Charter Schools Program are to:

  • Support the growth of high-quality charter schools in Wisconsin, especially those focused on improving academic outcomes for educationally disadvantaged secondary students
  • Strengthen and improve authorizing quality and promote the adoption of best practices for all authorizers in Wisconsin
  • Promote and support collaboration and sharing of best practices between high-quality charter schools and other schools in the state, especially those that experience difficulty in adequately serving educationally disadvantaged students

2022 Grant Information Workshops

  • Come learn about the upcoming charter schools grant competition including available funds, grant priorities, application requirements, and more. DPI staff will be available to answer technical questions during this time but cannot assist with actual grant writing.

  • Pre-Workshop Requirement: Prior to attending a workshop, please watch the presentation below. The important information shared in the recorded presentation will not be covered again during the workshop session.
  • 2022 Workshop Dates 
    • All workshops have been completed.
    • Click here to watch a video recording of the workshop. 
  • Registration is Free. Click here to register for a session. 
  • Download a workshop flyer here
  • Prior to attending a workshop, please review this informational video

Subgrant Application Materials and Information

Subgrants are available for eligible applicants to:

  • Open and prepare for the operation of new charter schools;
  • Open and prepare for the operation of replicated high-quality charter schools; and
  • Expand high-quality charter schools

2021-22 Application Materials: Deadline Wednesday, February 16, 2022, All materials must be received by 4:30pm. Send all application materials to:

*Replication and Expansion Grant Applicants Only

Related Application Materials:

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Wisconsin Charter Schools Program Grant Updates Distribution List

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For questions about this information, contact Michael McCabe (608) 264-9333