From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (e)
, no later than September 1, 2016, and by September 1 of each year thereafter, the board shall distribute funds to the college campuses for payment of grants under this section. These funds may not be used by the college campuses for any other purpose. The amount distributed by the board to each college campus shall be determined by the board based on the anticipated need and demand for grants at each college campus.
Subject to pars. (b)
, each college campus may award grants to eligible students to pay the student's expense resulting from a financial emergency. In evaluating a grant application, the college campus shall, in its discretion and based on its best judgment, determine whether the student has incurred a legitimate financial emergency.
No grant may be awarded to a student unless the student has submitted with the grant application written proof, such as a bill, identifying the nature and amount of the expense and the 3rd party to whom this amount is owed.
A college campus may not award more than 2 grants under this section to the same student in any academic year. The total of all grants made to a student under this section in the same academic year may not exceed $500.
A grant under this section may not be disbursed in cash. The grant funds shall be disbursed in any of the following ways:
By check made payable to the student and delivered to the student.
By check made payable to the 3rd party identified under par. (b)
and delivered to the 3rd party or to the student.
By electronic fund transfer or other electronic deposit to an account maintained by the student at a financial institution.
Each college campus shall create or adopt a brief application process and designate an employee with the authority to disburse the grant funds to eligible students. A decision on a grant application, and disbursement of grant funds to a student if a grant is awarded, shall be made within 5 business days of the student's application.
If a student applies for a 2nd grant under this section within the same academic year, a college campus shall require the student to undergo a financial counseling session with a financial aid professional before the grant may be awarded.
Each college campus shall collect, for each academic year, the following information related to the grant program under this section:
The total amount of grant money available but not awarded.
The number of students who received a grant and completed their degree or credential.
The number of students who received a grant and transferred to another postsecondary institution.
The number of students who received a grant and did not complete the term in which the grant was awarded.
The types of expenses for which students requested grants.
By June 30, 2017, and by June 30 of each year thereafter, each college campus shall report to the board the information collected under par. (a)
, for the academic year ending in that calendar year, and the board shall submit a report of this information to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
having jurisdiction over matters relating to colleges and universities.
History: 2015 a. 282
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. 36.68(1)(1)
In this section:
“Board” means the public leadership board.
“Center” means the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
There is created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership that has as its mission the facilitation of research, teaching, outreach, and needed policy reforms regarding effective public leadership that improves the practice of American government. The center shall endeavor to carry out its mission throughout all the universities of the system.
Upon the joint recommendation of the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the board shall appoint a director of the center for a 3-year term.
The center may do any of the following:
Make grants to support faculty research that objectively studies public leadership in American political and legal institutions, policy making, and policy implementation.
Conduct an annual competitive grant contest for encouraging faculty research described in par. (a)
that has direct and urgent relevance for the state of Wisconsin.
Publicize the findings of the research that is supported by the center.
Foster public debate over critical issues regarding effective public leadership and facilitate dialogue between academics and policy makers on those issues.
Conduct and promote programs and events that bring timely political and policy issues to the attention of larger audiences.
Take any other action that is consistent with the mission of the center.
(5) Speaking engagements.
In each fiscal year, not less than $500,000 of the amount appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (b)
shall be allocated by the board for speaking engagements sponsored by the center at campuses other than the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
The director of the center shall propose an annual budget itemizing expenditures of the moneys appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (b)
, including expenditures for grants to proposed recipients, which shall be subject to the approval of the board. Upon approval by the board, the director may make substantive changes to the annual budget only with the subsequent approval of the board.
History: 2017 a. 59