The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Workforce Planning Grant enables eligible entities to apply for funding to plan workforce development strategies and assess Wisconsin’s workforce readiness related to the coming federal broadband infrastructure funds. This program is funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Infrastructure Act or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
BEAD Workforce Planning activities may include but are not limited to planning workforce development strategies, mapping assets, diverse stakeholder engagement, and studying policy and funding models to ultimately offer solutions that will best prepare the state and to ensure all Wisconsinites have a pathway to these career opportunities.
Who is eligible to apply
Eligible applicants for the BEAD Workforce Planning Grant Program include entities operating within the state of Wisconsin including public, private, nonprofit, and tribal entities involved in workforce development efforts.
Currently accepting applications||No|
March 1, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. CST
Matching funds required||
Questions related to application process||Matthew.Marcus@wisconsin.gov|
PSC Grants System
To apply for a PSC administered grant, applicants must submit an application using the PSC Grants System.
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.
The application materials for the BEAD Workforce Planning Grant Program are listed below.