Critical Infrastructure Microgrids


The Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program (CIMCRC) is a financial assistance program implemented by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s (Commission) Office of Energy Innovation (OEI). The CIMCRC was established by the Commission on June 4, 2021. 

The program focuses on innovative pre-disaster mitigation through critical infrastructure microgrids and other resilient building strategies by studying the feasibility of the deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) and appropriately sized storage, along with a grid-interactive controls schema.​

Who is eligible to apply ​

Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, and Like Entities (MUSH Market): cities, villages, towns, counties, K-12 school districts, tribes, municipal water and wastewater utilities, municipal electric utilities, municipal natural gas utilities, University of Wisconsin System campuses and facilities, Wisconsin Technical College System, public or nonprofit hospitals, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits. ​

​​​Additional Grant Details
​Currently accepting applications

The application period closed on August 6, 2021.

The Commission made funding decisions at the September 16, 2021 open meeting.

Future rounds of this grant program are dependent on Commission approval.
Matching Funds Required
​No, but it is a priority factor
​Docket Number
Contact Information

Application Materials

Presentation for applicants 

Presentation Frequently Asked Questions​ ​

Previous Grant Awards​

Federal Fiscal Year

Number of Grantees
Total Fun​ds Awarded


​Grant Summary

​2020​ Award Summary​​​

Interactive CIMCRC Story Map​