Subject - Update on the DVR Training Grant Effective Fall 2017
From: Enders, Kathleen - DWD
Sent: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 11:37 AM
To: DWD DL DVR All
Training Grant Signatures and Processing Updated information related to IRIS based training grant process for the 2017-2018 school year.
June 2, 2017
Why is this change being made?
To provide updated instructions to collect signatures for students attending a FAFSA eligible program.
What are the changes?
Updated Instructions for Fall 2017:
Training Grants will be completed in IRIS for Wisconsin based system schools:
- University of Wisconsin system
- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
- Wisconsin Private Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
- Wisconsin based Tribal Colleges
All other schools will be processed using the Excel form via email as has been done in the past. This would include any FAFSA eligible program in Wisconsin not part of the systems identified or a FAFSA eligible program in another state.
Each WDA will have training on use of the training grant, related policy and hands on demonstration between July 10-July 26th.
NO FALL TRAINING GRANTS SHOULD CREATED OR SENT TO ANY SCHOOL FOR PROCESSING UNTIL AFTER YOUR WDA BASED TRAINING IN JULY.
Training Grant Signatures and Processing:
DVR staff can begin now to obtain signatures on the Excel form and attach the form in IRIS. The IRIS based training grants will accommodate an electronic signature but we cannot use it until all of the system schools have entered in their details which will not be for another month. After your WDA is trained you can use the electronic signature if you prefer that approach. It is strongly encouraged that you provide a copy of the updated Responsibility Checklist and updated Training Grant letter to DVR Consumers so that they understand what is expected. The FAQ's for Consumers and Understanding the DVR Training Grant documents have also been updated. We expect to have a new webpage with all related information and resources available soon.
Instructions for Summer School:
If a DVR student will attend summer school with DVR funds, please check with the student regarding payment dates. In some cases summer school needs to be paid ahead of the census date identified in the payment guide. For summer 2017 please use the Excel form process for payments. Please follow the Summer School Attendance and Work Activities Guidance .
Questions can be directed to your WDA Director or Kathleen Enders