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Medical Telecommunications Equipment Program (Telemedicine Program)

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofit Hospitals, Clinics, and
Public Health Agencies to Enhance Telecommunications

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Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW)

Deadline Date:

03/15/18 Receipt


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit hospitals, medical clinics, and public health agencies in medically-underserved areas to purchase telecommunications equipment. Eligible equipment will enhance or augment the recipient organization’s ability to deliver health services to medically-underserved populations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168798

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no specified dollar limit for any particular project.

Term of Contract:

Applications may not request funding for projects that would obligate grant funds over multiple fiscal years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit medical clinics, hospitals and public health agencies are eligible to request a grant from the Telemedicine program. For purposes of the Telemedicine program, nonprofit medical clinic or hospital includes any medical facility that:

1. Is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors;

2. Serves federally-designated health professional shortage areas as defined in 42 USC § 254e(a)(1), medically underserved areas, or medically underserved populations, and;

3. Fulfills one, or both, of the following:
a. Provides service to all patients regardless of insurance status,
b. Uses a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients based on income status.

The definition of public health agency that is applicable to the Telemedicine Equipment Program includes:
1. The Department of Health Services;
2. Local health departments as defined in Wis. Stat. § 250.01(4); and,
3. Health care facilities or programs operated by a tribe, or tribal organization under the
Indian Self-Determination Act (25 USC § 450f et seq.).

Applications may not be for equipment that has already been purchased.

Pre-Application Information:

No matching funds are required for this program; however, the application should include an explanation of how any portion of the project not covered by the Telemedicine grant will be paid for. In addition, commitment of other resources toward a project or equipment purchase may be considered as a positive factor when the grant applications are rated.

The Commission may award $500,000 for FY2018 and $500,000 for FY2019 for a total of $1.0 million in grants for the Telemedicine Equipment Grant program.

Applications for FY 2018/19 Telemedicine Equipment Grants are due on March 15, 2018.

Applications must be submitted to the Commission using the agency’s Electronic Regulatory Filing (ERF) system.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Commission receives all documents in a readable format prior to the deadline. No late applications will be considered. Please note that applications mailed will need to be received at the Commission by Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The ERF system may be accessed here:

For Questions concerning the PSC Electronic Regulatory Filing System, contact:
Becky Yoh
(608) 261-8521

Dennis Klaila, Analyst

Public Service Commission
610 N. Whitney Way
P.O. Box 7854
Madison WI 53707-7854

P: 608/267-9780
F: 608/266-3957
TTY: 1-800/251-8345

Funding or Pin Number:

Docket 5-TF-2018

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin