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Apply for a Grant

Catholic schools within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are welcome and encouraged to apply for funding from FIRE Foundation of Milwaukee. We offer two grant programs, as detailed below. 


FIRE Grants

Our FIRE Grant program directly supports the needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including personnel costs and adaptive technology or curriculum. 

FIRE Grant applications are annual but may be awarded for multiple consecutive years.

The FIRE Grant application period for the 2024-25 school year is currently closed. The  application period will open again in November 2024.

If you have a need that falls outside of our yearly grant cycle, please contact us via While the majority of our FIRE Grants are made through our regular grant cycle, we will make every effort to assist with requests. 

Project Grants

Our Project Grant program funds well-defined steps to initiate or increase the inclusion of children with disabilities.

The program awards one-time grants of a limited dollar amount to schools demonstrating a plan to expand inclusive education.

Grant applications are available and accepted on a perpetual basis. For more information, please click the link below.

“Everyone, apart from any merit or distinction, has received the Gospel in its entirety and, with this, the joyful task of proclaiming it.”
– Pope Francis