Medical Telecommunications Equipment Program

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.

  • 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 FY2018 and FY2019

Applications for FY 2018/19 Telemedicine Equipment Grants were due on March 15, 2018.
The Commission may award $500,000 for FY2018 and $500,000 for FY2019 for a total of  $1.0 million in grants for the Telemedicine Equipment Grant program. New application materials for FY2018 and FY2019 are available below. 


Application Guidelines and Forms

The application materials for the FY2018 and FY2019 grant cycle are listed below: 


Application Guidelines tmGuidelines.pdf  
Application Cover Form tmCoverForm.pdf  tmCoverForm.docx
Budget Summary Form tmBudgetSummary.pdf  tmBudgetSummary.docx
Affidavit tmAffidavit.pdf



Previous Grant Awards


Summary of Grant Awards for FY14 and FY15 FY14_15Grant.pdf

Summary of Grant Awards for FY12 and FY13  FY12_13Grant.pdf 


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