Nonprofit Access Grant


​​The Nonprofit Access Grant Program enables nonprofit groups to apply for partial funding of programs or projects that will facilitate affordable access to telecommunications (Wis. Admin. Code § ​PSC 160.125(2)). The project must assist low income households or people with disabilities or customers in areas of the state that have relatively high costs of services in obtaining affordable access to a basic set essential telecommunications services. The Commission may award up to $500,000 in grants under this program on a fiscal year basis.

​Who is eligible to apply​

Applicant must be a nonprofit group (defined as an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization). ​

​​Additional G​rant Details
Currently accepting​​ applications
​Matching funds required
​Yes​​. 25% match. 
Docket Number
​​Contact information
​Damarr Purifoy
Grants Specialist
(608) 267-9819

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

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.

​​​​Application Materials

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

​Resources for Cu​rrent Grant Recipients

​Previous Grant Awards

​​State Fiscal Year
​Number of
​Total Funds Awarded


Grant Summary
2024 Award Summary​
$493,615.63​ 5-NF-2023​ 2023 Award ​Summary​​​​
2022 A​​ward Summary​​​
​2021 Award Summary​​
​​2020 Award Summary
​2019 Award Summary
2018 Award Summary
​2017 Award Summary
2016 Award Summary​