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Wisconsin schools and libraries can apply for $3M in grants to support virtual learning

Posted at 8:56 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 21:56:49-05

MADISON — $3 million in grants are now available for eligible school districts and libraries, to be used to upgrade equipment and other services used in education.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration announced Monday that the 'Technology for Educational Achievement' (TEACH) grants can help schools and libraries "build a modern infrastructure system to better teach and support Wisconsin students remotely and in the classroom," according to a statement.

The grants can be used for infrastructure equipment such as access points, maintenance of internal connections, cabling, hotspots, LAN controllers, routers, switches, UPS/battery backup and wireless controllers, according to DOA. Grants can also support investments in infrastructure services, such as cyber security, network and data assessments.

Eligible school districts can receive between $30,000 and $60,000, while eligible libraries can receive $5,000 and $10,000 in grants. The list of eligible districts and libraries, and the application process, can be found here.

The deadline to apply for the grants is 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020.

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