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Grants give schools and libraries remote access

The Department of Administration (DOA) has announced that $3.0 million is now available to eligible school districts and libraries, through Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Grants. TEACH Grants assist school districts and libraries acquire the equipment, and services, necessary to build a modern infrastructure system, to better teach and support Wisconsin students remotely, and in the classroom.

“Now, more than ever, access to modern IT equipment and reliable technology infrastructure, is critical to the success of all students,” said DOA secretary Joel Brennan. “This year’s TEACH Grants, will help communities throughout Wisconsin, expand access at a critical time for our state and nation.”

TEACH Grant funding 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. The grant can also support investments in infrastructure services, such as cyber security, network and data assessments.

The program provides eligible school districts grants between $30,000 and $60,000. Eligible libraries can receive grants between $5,000 and $10,000.

Eligible school districts and libraries can apply for TEACH grants online, and applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 18. Late applications will not be considered.

For more information about the grant requirements and the application process, visit