ESEA Title II, Part B – Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Program Description

The Mathematics and Science Partnership Program discretionary grant is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. Other partners may include state education agencies, public charter schools or other public schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.

Who is Eligible to Apply

DPI will award subgrants, on a competitive basis, to eligible partnerships that must include at least one high-need LEA and an Institution of Higher Education.

A high-need LEA is any district where mathematics or science student proficiency scores do not exceed 65%, based on disaggregated 2012/13 WKCE scores, and where there is no currently active Title II, Part B grant, in the same content area, and one of the following:

  1. At least 10 percent of the student population is from families with income below the poverty line as identified by 2012 Census; or
  2. Schools/districts having Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) or meeting local codes of 6, 7, or 8.
Summary for Current Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Amount of Funds Available $1,939,233.00
Request for Proposal RFP for Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant
Application Due Date May 22, 2015

MSP Partnerships Application--New

MSP Partnerships Application--Repeat

MSP Partnerships Application/RFP--Renewal
To Apply MSP Grant Online Application
High Need LEAs High Need LEAs 2015/16
USDE Project Profile USDE Annual Performance Reporting Online System

Conference Information

Each spring, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) hosts a Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) meeting. MSP grant recipients are required to attend. Those interested in applying for the MSP Grant are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the program and application process.

Mathematics & Science Partnership Conference – Year 2015
Date April 7, 2015

Wilderness Hotel, Wisconsin Dells,  Click here for further information.

Room reservations due by March 7, 2015

Registration Register
Agenda Meeting Agenda
Booklet Conference Booklet - 2015

Conference booklets from previous years:

Conference Booklets
2012 Conference Booklet
2011 Conference Booklet
2010 Conference Booklet
2009 Conference Booklet
2008 Not Available
2007 Conference Booklet
2006 Conference Booket

Related documents

Related Links

Appendix: ESEA Grants Awards

Below is the list of links to information on grant awards for each year.

ESEA Grant Awards


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