Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Announcing the 2012 ESEA Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality (WITQ) Higher Education Grant Competition

The Request for Proposals and Application Guidelines are now available online at -

Proposal Deadlines:
August 17, 2012 - Intent to submit proposal email
September 2, 2011 - Final proposals submitted via email by 4:30 PM

This is a competitive grants program for increasing student achievement in the arts, civics and government, economics, English, foreign languages, geography, history, mathematics, reading or language arts, and science, by improving the teaching and principal quality at the PreK-12 level in Wisconsin's public and private schools. The funds will provide grants to eligible partnerships. One year projects will begin in March 2013 and end July 31, 2014.

A 2012 priority for WITQ is for projects that propose to help PreK-12 teachers understand and implement the Common Core Standards that have been adopted by Wisconsin.

The funds for this program are part of a large block grant from the U.S. Department of Education which is awarded to each state. 2.5% of the Wisconsin block grant is made to the Wisconsin Agency for Higher Education (University of Wisconsin System) to make competitive subgrants.

For additional information contact Phil Makurat. E-mail

Phil Makurat
Higher Education Grants Coordinator
Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality Program
UW-System Administration
262-215-4616 Cell