3 Chippewa Valley schools awarded grant to help students with disabilities

Madison (WQOW) – The Department of Public Instruction announced 37 school districts will receive funding through a competitive grant program dedicated to aiding students with disabilities plan for life after high school.

Locally, Bloomer, Cadott and Osseo-Fairchild received grants. Bloomer was awarded $35,000, while Cadott and Osseo-Fairchild were each granted $43,000.

The Transition Readiness Grant Program, created by the passage of the 2017 state budget, will disburse $1.5 million during the 2019 fiscal year for the expansion and development of services that assist students with disabilities in transitioning from school to the workforce.

“This program is an important step in improving and expanding services for our students with disabilities,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “It is particularly critical to ensuring that every student in Wisconsin graduates from high school with the necessary skills and supports to succeed in the workforce and in further education.”

Priority was given to grant applicants that cited services proven to increase the likelihood of postschool employment.

All funded applicants must follow a set of general requirements that relate to the longer-term development and refinement of integrated, community-based transition processes.

Here is the full list of recipients:

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