State Broadband Expansion Grants


The purpose of the Broadband Expansion Grant Program is to encourage the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability in underserved areas of the state. This state program was established in 2014 and follows statutory requirements set forth in Wis. Stat. § 196.504​.

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).​

​​Additional Grant Details
Currently accepting​​ a​pplications
Application deadline:
February 22, 2023 at​ 1:30 p.m. CST
​Matching funds required
​No, but it is a priority factor
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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​​​Application Mate​rials​

​The application materials for the State Broadband Expansion Grant Program are listed below.​

Submitted Applications

Application​​ Instructions

Grant Agreement​

Eligibility Map​s​​​

These links will be updated after the grant announcement to reflect the newest coverage data available.
Check these links for updates.

State Broadband Eligibility Grant Map - To view eligibility areas, deactivate the coverage layers and activate the Guideline layers.​

State Broadband Eligibility Guide Mapping ​Files​​ -  Download a copy of the eligibility layer​.


Recordings of each webinar will be posted on this page.

Resources for Current State Broadband Grant Recipients




Questions about Current State ​​Grants


​Previously Awarded Broadband Grants​

State Funded​

​​State Fiscal Year

​Total Funds Awarded


​Grant Awards

​Map of Awards

​2023 Award
​​2023 Map
5-BF-2022​2022 Awards
2022 Map

​2021 Awards
2021 Map
2020 Awards
​2020 Map
2019 Awards

2014-2019 Map​​​​​​​

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​2018: Round 2 


2018: Round 2 Awards
​2018: Round 1
​2018: Round 1 Awards
2017 Awards
​2016 Awards
​2015 Awards
2014 Awards