Dept. of Workforce Development: Up to $1 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants to train and license teachers across the state

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Madison – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announces up to $1 million in grants to help Wisconsin school district boards, private school governing bodies and charter school management organizations train and license teachers through Governor Walker’s expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) program.

The new Grant Program Announcement (GPA) makes funding available to Wisconsin schools to assist interested employees with preparing for and completing licensure or permit requirements in partnership with an approved Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction educator preparation program.  The grants are intended to increase the statewide number of licensed general education, bilingual education and special education teachers. Details follow:

Teacher Training and Development GPA:
Applicants:               Wisconsin school district boards, private school governing bodies and charter school management organizations
Deadline to Apply:  3 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018
Award Amount:       $5,000 to $50,000

Awarded grants reimburse Wisconsin schools for eligible expenses that are necessary and reasonable to operate the program.

Under Governor Walker’s leadership, Wisconsin has invested over $200 million over the past four years and over $140 million in the current biennial budget to support workforce development, including funding to expand WFF program to support the development of innovative training solutions to meet regional workforce demands.

GPA application materials are available at: http://wisconsinfastforward.com/wff_standard.htm

Learn more about the WFF program here.

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