Lifeline Outreach Grant Program


The Lifeline Outreach Grant program is a grant program funded by the Universal Service Fund pursuant to W​is. Admin. Code § PSC 160.063 and authorized by the Commission in its Order​. 

The Commission may award up to $250,000 in grants under this program on a fiscal year basis. The Lifeline Outreach Grant Program is currently organized under two tracks: Outreach and Education, and Research and Resource.

​Who is eligible to apply​

  • Eligible applicants under both tracks are:
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Community-based agencies
    • Political subdivisions, including tribal governments
  • Eligible applicants under the Research and Resource track only are:
    • ​For-profit businesses
    • Universities
    • Other institutions of higher learning
​​​Additional Grant Details
​Currently accepting applications
​Docket Number
Contact Information

Damarr Purifoy
Grants Specialist
(608) 267-9819

Milena Bernardinello
Universal Service Fund and Digital Opportunity Director
(608) 267-6919
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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 Materials

The application materials for the FY2024 grant cycle are listed below.

Resources for Current Grant Recipients​​

​ ​Previous Grant Award

​​State Fiscal Year

Number of Grantees
Total Fun​ds Awarded


​Grant Summary

2023 Award Summary
2021 Awar​d Summary​