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).
Currently accepting applications||
March 17, 2022
4 p.m. CT
Matching funds required||
No, but it is a priority factor|
State broadband funding grant|
Questions related to application process|
The application materials for the State Broadband Expansion Grant Program are listed below.
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 & Overview
How to Map Your Broadband Grant Project
State Broadband Expansion Grants – Information & Overview, December 8, 2021
Resources for Current State Broadband Grant Recipients
Resources for Current Federal Broadband Grant Recipients
Previously Awarded Broadband Grants
|2021||58||$28,431,738||5-BF-2021||2021 Awards||2021 Map|
|2020||72||$23,995,003||5-BF-2020||2020 Awards||2020 Map|
|2018: Round 2 ||46||$7,688,982|
|2018: Round 2 Awards|
|2018: Round 1||13||$1,500,000||2018: Round 1 Awards|