Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Local Planning Grant Program


The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Local Planning Grant enables eligible entities to opt-in to receive formula funding to participate in broadband planning activities that will inform the state Five-Year Action Plan which will guide broadband deployment and implementation of the BEAD program. 

The Commission seeks to gain insight into each local community’s vision for broadband development. Local plans may include outreach initiatives, conducting local needs assessment and developing local or regional broadband plans.​

Who is eligible to apply

​Eligible applicants for the BEAD Local Planning Grant formula funding include Wisconsin counties and federally recognized Tribes. Eligible regional groups include the nine Wisconsin Regional Economic Development Organizations as well as the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.​

​​Additional Grant Details
Currently accepting​​ a​pplications
Application Deadline:
May 1, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. CT​
​Matching funds required
Docket Number
Questions related to application​

PSC Gr​ants System​

To apply for a PSC administered grant, applicants must submit an application using the PSC G​rants Syste​m​​​.
Use the application material below for details on grant eligibility, instructions on application responses and required documentation when submitting an application in the PSC Grants System.

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​​​Program Mate​rials​

​The program materials for the BEAD Local Planning​ Grant Program are listed below.​

Overview Documents


  • BEAD Local Planning Grant Program Interim Report
  • Report Due Dates (Reporting Period):
    • June 19, 2023, 4:00pm CT (2/1/23 – 6/19/23)
    • January 16, 2024, 4:00pm CT (6/20/23 – 12/31/23)
    • July 15, 2024, 4:00pm CT (1/1/24 – 6/30/24)
    • ​January 15, 2025, 4:00pm CT (7/1/24 – 12/31/24)
    • May 31, 2025, 4:00pm CT (1/1/25 – 5/1/25)

Webinars​ and Office Hours
To assist applicants and interested persons with the program processes, the following resources are available.