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Title I and School Support

Title I and School Support (TISS) Team, part of the DPI's Division for Student and School Success, provides statewide leadership and technical assistance for several grant programs authorized by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This includes administering grants and providing support to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) implementing programs funded by Title I, part A in order to close achievement gaps. The TISS Team also coordinates and implements Wisconsin’s prevention and intervention programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk (Title I, Part D); Wisconsin’s Migrant Education Program (Title I, Part C); educational stability provisions for children in out-of-home care (foster care); and the requirements in the McKinney-Vento Act regarding education for homeless children and youth (Title IX). Additionally, the TISS Team is responsible for administering the federal stimulus funds to prepare for, prevent, or respond to COVID-19.  

Beyond specific federal programs, the team collaborates within and beyond the DPI to advance educational equity, foster family and community engagement, and promote continuous improvement in schools and the educational system supporting them. The team also collaborates to help streamline federal grant processes for schools and districts, supporting consolidated monitoring for all ESEA titles, coordinating Title I efforts with similar efforts under other federal laws, and contributing to the development of the electronic WISEgrants management system. 

For additional information, visit the links below or contact the Title I and School Support Team at (608) 267-3721 or