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USF Medical Telecommunications Equipment Grant Program

Program Summary
The Medical Telecommunications Equipment Program is a grant program under the Universal Service Fund that enables non-profit medical clinics or public health agencies to apply for funding to purchase medical telecommunications equipment (Wis. Admin. Code § PSC 160.115). On a fiscal year basis, up to $500,000 may be available to purchase medical telecommunications equipment that will promote technologically advanced medical services, enhance access to medical care in rural or underserved areas of the state or to underserved populations or to persons with disabilities.

Items to note for this grant program include:

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit medical clinic or hospital that is governed by a board of directors, serves federally designated health professional areas, medically underserved areas, or medically underserved populations or is a public health agency.

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  • Purchase of the telecommunications equipment must promote technologically advanced medical services, enhance access to medical care in rural or undeserved areas of the state, or enhance access to medical care to underserved populations or persons with disabilities in the state.

Telemedicine Grant Application for FY2016 and FY2017:  The Commission may award $500,000 for FY2016 and $500,000 for FY2017 for a total of  $1.0 million in grants for the Telemedicine Equipment Grant program. New application materials for FY2016 and FY2017 are available below.  Applications for FY 2016/17 Telemedicine Equipment Grants are due March 31, 2016.

Application Guidelines and Forms
The application materials for the FY2014 and FY2015 grant cycle are listed below.

  • Application Guidelines View/Download PDF File(253kb)
  • Application Cover Form View/Download PDF File (51kb) View/Download word File (33kb)
  • Budget Summary Form View/Download PDF File (87kb) View/Download word File (34kb)
  • Affidavit View/Download PDF File (10kb)
  • PSC ss. 160.125(2) Wisconsin Administrative Code View/Download PDF File (12kb)

Previous Grant Awards

Summary of Grant Awards for FY14 and FY15 pdf document 
Summary of Grant Awards for FY12 and FY13 pdf document 
Summary of Grant Awards for FY10 and FY11 pdf document (June 2010)
Summary of Grant Awards for FY08 and FY09 pdf document (June 2008)
Summary of Grant Awards for FY07 pdf document  (May 2007)

Should you have any questions regarding the grant application guidelines, please contact Dennis Klaila at 608-267-9780 or e-mail Dennis Klaila.


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