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Gov. Walker announces $3.6 million in dual enrollment grants

From the Governor’s Office:

“Governor Scott Walker today announced $3.6 million in Dual Enrollment Fast Forward grants will be awarded to 14 technical schools to help students across the state at 209 school districts. The Governor made the announcement at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau…

“…Fast Forward Dual Enrollment Grants are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The grants will allow high school teachers to gain the same level of certification in their relevant subject area as instructors at their local technical college.  This will allow those teachers to provide high school students the opportunity to dual enroll in college programs while still in high school without paying tuition prices.

“A full list of the grants awarded is available here. “

$1.5 million in TEACH grants awarded

According to a release from Gov. Walker’s office:

OCONTO FALLS – Governor Scott Walker today announced $1.5 million in Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) grant awards have been awarded to help 196 rural school districts and 172 rural public libraries to strengthen the information technology knowledge and capacity of educators…

…Since 2016, 786 training grants to rural schools and 172 grants to public libraries totaling nearly $6 million ($5,995,785) have been awarded. Each year of grants has allowed district teachers and now librarians to attend, arrange, and provide training activities to build the information technology knowledge and capacity of teachers. (more…)

DOJ: school safety grant round 2 update

From the Dept of Justice Office of School Safety:

The Adolescent Mental Health Training and the Threat Assessment Team Course required as a prerequisite for the second round of funding will be provided by the DOJ for no cost to the school. However, the school will need to cover the costs associated with travel to the training such as mileage, lodging, and meals. It is permitted to use grant funding to cover these costs if it is identified within the budget spreadsheet submitted in Egrants.


DOJ announces $1.5 million in school safety grants to 47 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 47 schools and school districts that combined will receive $1,562,511 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WisDOJ) School Safety Grant program.  Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff.

The news release issued by Schimel’s office included a statement in bold print indicating that, “More grants will be awarded to schools that applied for the first round of grant funding soon.

Schools interested in applying for the second round of grant funding must submit a mandatory “intent to apply” to the Office of School Safety by August 13, 2018. (more…)