Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts

Through an application process, grants for fiscal year 2018 were available to eligible school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile.

By - May 21st, 2018 02:48 pm

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker visited the Mosinee School District today to announce 252 school districts in Wisconsin were awarded $7.8 million in Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Information Technology Infrastructure grants. Since the program was created in 2016, the program has awarded more than $13 million in grants.

“We are pleased to announce 252 school districts across the state will receive grants to increase and improve technology in their classrooms,” Governor Walker said. “We are investing more actual dollars into public classrooms than ever before, increased technology in the classroom will help our students excel and further position Wisconsin to win the 21st century.”

Through an application process, grants for fiscal year 2018 were available to eligible school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile. Funding amount available to a school district was determined by the number of students within the district.

A list of school districts receiving awards and the total amount awarded can be found here.

Since taking office, Governor Walker has made rural access to broadband a priority. TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grants and TEACH Teacher Training Grants, as well as the Broadband Forward! Community Certification Program are examples of his commitment to increase broadband access in Wisconsin.

For teacher training, 590 grants to rural schools totaling nearly $4.5 million have been awarded. Each year of grants has allowed district teachers to attend, arrange, and provide training activities to build the information technology knowledge and capacity of teachers.

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2 thoughts on “Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts”

  1. tom says:

    Walker is a fraud. In 2011 he turned away $23M in federal dollars to expand high speed internet to rural schools and towns. When he needs favorable headlines during his re-election campaign he rolls out a high speed internet plan. Who is paying for this Walker? He’s a first class political phony who cares only about his political future. Next we’ll hear he’s proposing to expand high speed rail from Chicago-Milwaukee-Madison-Minneapolis. Fire this fraud!

  2. LenaTaylorNeedsToResign says:

    Ho hum, another day, another wonderful piece of news that shows why Gov. Walker and Republicans are MOVING WISCONSIN FORWARD!!

    Re-Elect Governor Walker in 2018 and let’s keep the success rolling!

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