The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Special Education team will begin accepting applications for a second cohort of a new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) discretionary grant on March 1st, 2019. The ES3 grants assist educators working in district-level teams to learn how to implement evidence based improvement strategies supporting social and emotional learning in students with IEPs, with a focus on supporting students with autism and students with emotional behavioral disabilities. Through a coaching model designed to build capacity for sustainability, participants will receive support in identifying beliefs, skills, and systems to support social and emotional development with an emphasis on utilizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to enhance inclusive practice enriched by evidenced based improvement strategies.
The current grant application for School Year 2019-20 will consider applications from LEAs within the following CESA regions: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Application including additional information and instructions for submission may be found here. The deadline to apply for this grant is midnight on April 5, 2019. Questions regarding the ES3 grant may be directed to Jess Nichols at Jessica.Nichols@dpi.wi.gov. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Izzy Wilson Orno at Isabel.WilsonOrno@dpi.wi.gov.