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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

2018 Grant Information Workshops

  • Register for a free 2018 workshop here. Learn about the charter schools grant competition including available funds, grant priorities, application requirements and more.
  • Download, print and share the Workshop Flyer 
  • Pre-Workshop Requirement: Prior to attending a workshop, please review these three videos excerpted from the 2017 Charter School Grant Workshop Webinar. 
Date  Location Time
November 28 CESA 9 
309 Kaphaem Road, Tomahawk
1-3 pm
December 3 Virtual Session  3-5 pm
December 7 CESA 10
725 West Park Ave. 
Chippewa Falls 
1-3 pm
December 12 MPS Central Services, Auditorium
5225 W. Vliet Street
1-3 pm 
December 13 GEF 3 
125 South Webster Street, Rm P41
1-3 pm 
December 14 CESA 1
N25W23131 Paul Road #100
1-3 pm

Subgrant Applications and Information

2018-19 Materials will be released in November 2018

Subgrants are available for eligible applicants to:
1) Open and prepare for the operation of new charter schools;
2) Open and prepare for the operation of replicated high-quality charter schools; and
3) Expand high-quality charter school

Become a Peer Reviewer

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, complete the Peer Review Interest Survey.
For more information about the peer review process, click here. 

Wisconsin Charter Schools Program Grant Updates Distribution List

Click HERE  to be added to our distribution list to receive grant information updates.



For questions about this information, contact Nicolas Mittnacht (608) 267-9105