2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 9,
TO SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 21
July 7, 2015 - Offered by Senators
Lassa, Hansen, Wirch, L. Taylor, Ringhand,
Bewley, Harris Dodd, Vinehout, Miller, Erpenbach, Risser and Shilling.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, 4
insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.292 (1) (aj) of the statutes is created to read:
(aj) Workforce growth program.
The amounts in the schedule for 3
grants to technical college district boards under s. 38.39.
20.292 (1) (fd) of the statutes is created to read:
(fd) Dual enrollment opportunity grants.
The amounts in the 6
schedule for grants to technical college district boards under s. 38.04 (33). No moneys 7
may be encumbered under this paragraph after June 30, 2017.
20.292 (1) (fh) of the statutes is created to read:
(fh) Innovation grants.
The amounts in the schedule for grants to 10
technical college faculty, staff, and students under s. 38.04 (34).
20.292 (1) (fj) of the statutes is created to read:
(fj) Veterans success grants.
The amounts in the schedule for grants 13
to technical college district boards under s. 38.04 (35). No moneys may be 14
encumbered under this paragraph after June 30, 2019.
38.04 (33) of the statutes is created to read:
38.04 (33) Dual enrollment opportunity grants.
(a) In this subsection, "dual 17
enrollment programs" has the meaning given in s. 38.28 (1m) (am).
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (fd), the board shall award 19
grants to district boards to expand dual enrollment programs or create new dual 20
enrollment programs. No grant may be awarded under this paragraph after June 21
38.04 (34) Innovation grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (fh), 3
the board shall award grants to technical college faculty, staff, and students to assist 4
such persons in commercializing and bringing to market innovative technology, 5
products, and processes developed at technical colleges.
38.04 (35) Veterans success grants.
(a) In this subsection, "veteran" has the 8
meaning given in s. 38.24 (8) (a) 1r.
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (fj), the board shall award grants 10
to district boards to expand existing efforts and implement additional strategies to 11
assist veterans in a successful transition to college and careers. No grants may be 12
awarded under this subsection after June 30, 2019.
38.28 (1m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. "District aidable cost" means the annual cost of operating a 15
technical college district, including debt service charges for district bonds and 16
promissory notes for building programs or capital equipment, but excluding all 17
expenditures relating to auxiliary enterprises and community service programs, all 18
expenditures funded by or reimbursed with federal revenues, all receipts under ss. 1938.04 (33), (34), and (35),
38.12 (9), 38.14 (3) and (9), 38.39,
118.15 (2) (a), and 118.55 20
(7r), all receipts from grants awarded under ss. 38.04 (8), (28), and (31), 38.14 (11), 21
38.26, 38.27, 38.33, and 38.38, all fees collected under s. 38.24, and driver education 22
and chauffeur training aids.
2438.39 Workforce growth program.
A district board may obtain grants 25
under sub. (2) for the purpose of partnering with a business, consortium of
businesses, local workforce investment board established under 29 USC 2832
, or 2
economic development organization that is located or provides service in the district, 3
in a project to help meet local needs for supporting sectors of the economy with a 4
documented skills gap or high workforce shortage, which could include 5
manufacturing, energy, information technology, skilled trades, and health care. A 6
project may provide for activities that address development of individuals prior to 7
entering the workforce and workforce training, which could include one or more of 8
(a) Job training scholarships based on local labor market needs.
(b) Building or infrastructure construction.
(c) Equipment and material purchases.
(d) Faculty hiring.
(e) Development in partnership with industry of curricula, based on industry 14
standards, that lead to certificates or degrees.
(f) Student career support services, including job placement and business 16
From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (aj), the board shall award 18
grants to district boards that apply to the board to fund the costs of projects under 19
sub. (1). The board shall consider the speed by which the activities specified in 20
applications could meet training and employment needs and give a preference in 21
awarding the grants to projects that seek to eliminate waiting lists for courses 22
pertaining to jobs with high employment demand.
24238.137 Entrepreneurial assistance grants. (1)
In this section:
(a) "Institution of higher education" means an institution within the University 2
of Wisconsin System, a technical college, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher 3
education located in this state.
(b) "New business" means a business organized in this state on a date not more 5
than 60 months before the date on which the business applies for a grant under sub. 6
The corporation may award to a new business a grant of up to $3,000 for 8
expenses related to hiring a paid intern who will assist with research, marketing, 9
business plan development, or other functions relating to the creation of a new 10
business. A recipient may use the grant under this subsection only for hiring a 11
student who is enrolled in an institution of higher education in the field of business, 12
engineering, or information technology or in a similar field as determined by the 13
If the corporation awards grants under sub. (2) to 3 or more businesses to 15
fund internships for students enrolled in a single institution of higher education, and 16
the institution of higher education develops a program to facilitate internships 17
funded with grants under sub. (2), the corporation may award a grant of up to 18
$25,000 to the institution of higher education for costs associated with hiring interns 19
under sub. (2), including faculty or staff time and curriculum development. If the 20
corporation lacks sufficient funds to award grants to all qualified applicants, the 21
corporation shall allocate available funds to applicants that have the greatest 22
potential to create jobs in this state.
From the appropriations under s. 20.192 (1) (k) and (r), the corporation shall 24
allocate at least $125,000 in each fiscal year to provide the grants under subs. (2) and 25
The corporation shall actively pursue gifts and grants from private sources 2
for funding grants under subs. (2) and (3).
Not later than February 1, 2019, the corporation shall submit to the 4
legislature under s. 13.172 (2) a report evaluating the effectiveness of grants under 5
subs. (2) and (3).".
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: increase the dollar amount for fiscal year 2015-16 by 7
$200,000 and increase the dollar amount for fiscal year 2016-17 by $200,000 for the 8
purpose for which the appropriation is made.
11238.14 Entrepreneurial tax credit access grants. (1)
The corporation 12
shall establish and administer a program to make grants under this section. The 13
corporation may award a grant under the program to a person who intends to use the 14
grant to secure financing for making expenditures that would qualify for a credit 15
under s. 71.07 (2dy) or (3g) (a) 2., 71.28 (1dy) or (3g) (a) 2., or 71.47 (1dy) or (3g) (a) 16
2., if the expenditures are made for a business located in this state that has fewer 17
than 25 employees in this state or less than $5,000,000 in gross receipts for the 18
taxable year in which the person applies for a grant under this section.
Any person who wishes to receive a grant under this section shall complete 20
and submit an application to the corporation and enter into an agreement with the 21
corporation to use the grant to secure financing for making expenditures described 22
under sub. (1) and to repay any or all of the grant proceeds to the corporation if the 23
person fails to comply with the agreement. An agreement under this subsection may 24
provide that repayment shall be obtained through full or partial repayment of the
principal amount of the grant plus interest, through receipt of a share of future 2
profits from or an interest in a product or process, or through any other appropriate 3
(a) No person may receive a grant under this section unless the person has 5
submitted business and financing plans to a commercial lending institution and 6
submitted copies of the plans to the corporation. Before awarding a grant, the 7
corporation shall verify that the lender has approved the person's plans and will 8
underwrite a loan for expenditures described under sub. (1), contingent on the 9
person receiving a grant under this section.
(b) The amount of any grant awarded under this section is the amount equal 11
to 95 percent of the tax credit that the recipient could otherwise receive for making 12
expenditures described under sub. (1), except that the amount of the grant may not 13
exceed an amount equal to 20 percent of the cost of the project that is being financed.