The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is pleased to announce that the application period has opened for local public safety answering points (PSAPs) to begin applying for a $2.9 million grant awarded to Wisconsin by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Commerce.

OEC, part of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, provides program management for the implementation of the statewide emergency services IP-based network (ESInet) and applied for the federal grant earlier this year.

Applications are due by Feb. 4, 2020. Primary PSAPs who responded to the statewide 9-1-1 survey assessment are eligible to apply for allowable expenses related to end of life Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) hardware and software replacement. Additional details on how to apply, eligibility, and allowable expenses are included in the Grant Announcement.

The Grant Announcement can be found at: https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/divisions/oec/library/2019/2019-22_NG911_Grant_Announcement_1.0FINAL.pdf