The purpose of Priority School Grants, authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 6303 (g)), is to provide public school districts with additional funds and resources to assist their Title I Priority Schools.
Eligible applicants are public school districts with Title I schools that have been identified as Priority Schools. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will contact districts with eligible schools.
The amount of available funds is based on the appropriation made available to Wisconsin from the United States Department of Education (ED). The amount varies, but each school is eligible for up to $1.5 million from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.
2012-13 School Year
The Title I Priority School Grant application is available in the LEA’s web-based, ESEA Consolidated Application. LEAs need to contact their ESEA application administrator for user rights and passwords for this application. In most LEAs, the ESEA application administrator is the ESEA Coordinator.
2013-14 School Year
For questions about this information, contact Shari Bernstein (608) 266-2813