Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Public Instruction
Chapter PI 38 - State Grant Programs
Subchapter V - Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Grants
Section PI 38.24 - Review of applications and awarding of grants

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง PI 38.24

Current through February 26, 2024

(1) FIRST YEAR GRANT AWARDS.

(a) The department shall give preference in awarding grants under this subchapter to eligible school districts under s. PI 38.23(1) (a) that demonstrate in the application that the 4K program is using a community approach to early education. An eligible applicant that uses a community approach to early education shall receive up to $3,000 per pupil enrolled in the school district's 4K program as determined on the third Friday in September pupil count under s. 121.05(1), Stats., in the school year following the grant application. If the funds under s. 20.255(2) (dp), Stats., are insufficient to pay $3,000 per pupil, the funds shall be prorated.

(b) If, after awarding grants under par. (a), there are funds remaining, all other eligible applicants who are in their first year of 4K program implementation and not using community approaches shall receive up to $3,000 per pupil enrolled in the school district's 4K program as determined on the third Friday in September pupil count under s. 121.05(1), Stats., in the school year following the grant application. If the funds under s. 20.255(2) (dp), Stats., are insufficient to pay $3,000 per pupil, the funds shall be prorated.

(2) SECOND YEAR GRANT AWARDS.

(a) Grant recipients under sub. (1) may receive a second year grant if the recipient submits to the department by November 7 of the school year following the receipt of the first year grant, an assurance on a form provided by the department, affirming that the program was and continues to meet the requirements under this subchapter.

(b) Second year grant applicants that meet the requirements under this subsection, may receive up to $1,500 per pupil enrolled in the school district's 4K program as determined on the third Friday in September pupil count under s. 121.05(1), Stats., in the second school year following the grant application.

(c) If the funds under s. 20.255(2) (dp), Stats., are insufficient to pay $1,500 per pupil, the funds shall be prorated.

(d) The department shall give preference in awarding second year grants to first year grant recipients as described under sub. (1).

PI-7801-R, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) Grant Renewal, may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by going to the department's web site at https://dpi.wi.gov/early-childhood/kind/4k/start-up-grants.

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