The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is pleased to announce the release of the first funding opportunity under the new Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) grant program. The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs (DMA) is allocated $6 million annually for awarding grants under the PSAP grant program. Grant eligibility criteria, allowable and unallowable expenses are governed by Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DMA 2, as recommended by the State 9-1-1 Subcommittee.

OEC, as part of the DMA, provides program management for the implementation of the statewide emergency services IP-based network (ESInet) for NextGeneration9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services and is responsible for administering grants under this new grant program.

Applications for this grant opportunity are due by October 25, 2022. Designated PSAPs that meet the eligibility criteria established by administrative code are eligible to apply for allowable expenses under the grant program. Additional details on how to apply, eligibility, and specific allowable expenses are included in the Grant Announcement and OEC Grant Guide linked below.

The Grant Announcement can be found at: https://oec.wi.gov/wp-content/library/2022/FY23_PSAP_Grant_Announcement_FINAL.pdf?_t=1658428390

For more information about the grant program, please see the OEC Grant Guide: https://oec.wi.gov/wp-content/library/2022/OEC_Grant_Guidance_PSAP_Grant_Program_v1.0.pdf?_t=1657647972

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