USF Nonprofit Grant Program ​

The Access Program or Project by Nonprofit Groups is a grant program under the Universal Service Fund that enables non-profit groups to apply for partial funding of programs or projects that will facilitate affordable access to telecommunications (Wis. Admin. Code § PSC 160.125(2)). The Commission can award up to $500,000 in grants under this program on a fiscal year basis.

Important items to note for this grant program include:

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit group (defined as an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization).
  • Funding will be approved for only one year.
  • Matching funds are required for 25 percent of the total project cost (or a dollar match for every three dollars of grant requested).
  • The project must assist customers in areas of the state that have relatively high costs of telecommunication services, low-income customers or customers with disabilities in obtaining affordable access to essential telecommunications services.

2020 Application Instructions​ and Forms


             ​ Coming Soon​



Resources for 2019 Grant Recipients​

 

Sample Financial Summary Statement
NonProfitPurchaseStatement2019

Sample Interim R​eport
2019SampleInterimReportOutline

Sample Final Report Outline 
2019 Nonprofit Final Report

Resources for 2018 Grant Recipients

 

Sample Financial Summary Statement
2018 Nonprofit Purchase Statement

Sample Final Report Outline 
2018 Nonprofit Final Report​


Previous Grant Awards


Summary of 2019 Grant Awards: Summary2019​.pdf
Summary of 2018 Grant Awards: Summary2018.pdf
Summary of 2017 Grant Awards: Summary2017.pdf
Summary of 2016 Grant Awards: Summary2016.pdf



 
​​Should you have any questions regarding the grant application guidelines, please contact Holly O'Higgins at 608-267-9486 or Holly.OHiggins@wisconsin.gov.



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