Broadband Grants


The purpose of the Broadband Expansion Grant Program is to encourage the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability in underserved areas of the state.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a clear and achievable plan to improve broadband communications services in one or more underserved areas in the state.​

Who is eligible to apply

​Eligible applicants include an organization, a telecommunications utility, or a city, village, town, or county that has established a legal partnership or joint venture arrangement with an otherwise qualified organization or telecommunications utility, and as such meets the eligibility requirements set forth in Wis. Stat. § 196.504(1).

​​Additional Grant Details
Currently accepting​​ applications

Application deadline

March 17, 2022
4 p.m. CT
​Matching funds required
​No, but it is a priority factor
​Funding cycle
State ​broadband funding grant
Docket Number
Questions related to application process

Application Materials​

​The application materials for the State Broadband Expansion Grant Program are listed below.​

Application Instructions

State Broad​band Expansion Grant Instructi​ons ​(Word)
State Broadband Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon)​
State Sample Draft Grant Agreement (Coming Soon)​


These links will be updated after the grant announcement to reflect the newest coverage data available.
Check these links for updates.



State Broadband Expansion Grants – Information and Overview
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT
Register for webinar


​Forms for Current Broadband Grant Recipients




Questions about current grants

Dennis Klaila


Previously Awarded Broadband Grants

FY2022 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) ​Grant Summary
FY2021 Awardee Map
FY2019 Grant Summary
FY2018, Round 2 Grant Summary
FY2018, Round 1 Grant Summary
FY2017 Grant Summary
FY2016 Grant Summary
FY2015 Grant Summary

FY2014 Grant Summary