The Apprenticeship Completion Award Program (ACAP) partially reimburses eligible apprentices, sponsors, and employers for certain costs of related instruction. ACAP was developed by the Legislature, and signed by Governor Walker (2013 WI Act 57).
ACAP will be administered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS), as directed by law. BAS may reimburse the apprentice, the employer, or the sponsor a maximum of $1,000 for up to 25% of the tuition, book, materials, and other course fees directly associated with related instruction.
When the apprentice is eligible, the party or parties that incurred the costs (the apprentice, the sponsor and/or the construction employer) can request reimbursement from the Bureau.
To be eligible, the apprentice must meet either eligibility event:
The apprentice must not be delinquent on child support payments.
Public sector apprentices and sponsors, such as protective services, utilities, and more, are excluded from ACAP by law.
The eligible party or parties that incurred the costs (apprentice, employer and/or sponsor) can request the following reimbursements from BAS:
Reimbursement is not guaranteed. ACAP funding is finite and annual. BAS will disburse funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ACAP Eligibility Notices and Reimbursement Requests will be mailed by the Bureau on a daily basis to eligible apprentices, sponsors and employers. The forms are not available otherwise. Follow the instructions on the forms and include all necessary receipts and documentation.