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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. 


Wisconsin Charter Schools Program Objectives

Subgrant Applications 

Become a Charter Schools Subgrant Peer Reviewer

Wisconsin Charter School Grant Informational Webinar

Sign-up for the Wisconsin Charter Schools Program Updates Distribution List


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

Subgrant Applications and Information

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 schools

Planning/Implementation-PI-9600 P/I Form Replication/Expansion -PI-9600 RE Form
Planning/Implementation Application Instructions Replication/Expansion Application Instructions
Planning/Implementation Technical Review Form Replication/Expansion Technical Review Form
Planning Implementation Reviewer Benchmarks Replication/Expansion Reviewer Benchmarks
Appendix A- Contract Review Benchmarks
Appendix B-Opening Checklist
Appendix B-Opening Checklist for Expansions
Appendix C-Revenue & Expense Worksheets
Guide to Rating Applicant Responses

Become a Charter Schools Subgrant Peer Reviewer

The Wisconsin Charter Schools Program is seeking reviewers for our charter schools subgrant competition.

For more information about the peer review process CLICK HERE

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, complete the Peer Reviewer Interest Survey

Wisconsin Charter Schools Grant Informational Webinar

To access the grant informational webinar recording, 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