Telemedicine Grant Program Makes Funds Available for Purchase of Telecommunications Equipment

January 23, 2020

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) has released an application for grant funds under their telemedicine grant program. The program allocates $500,000 for grants for fiscal year 2020 for the purchase of specialized telecommunications equipment designed to augment or enhance the delivery of medical services. The 2020 application is due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. This same amount may also be available in fiscal year 2021.
 
Nonprofit medical clinics, hospitals and public health agencies are eligible to request a grant from the telemedicine grant program. A nonprofit medical clinic or hospital includes any medical facility that meets all the following criteria:
 
1. Is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors
2. Serves federally-designated health professional shortage areas, medically underserved areas, or medically underserved populations
3. Fulfills one, or both, of the following:
  • Provides service to all patients regardless of insurance status
  • Uses a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients based on income status
You can view application instructions here. PSC staff will provide limited technical assistance to all prospective applicants as staff resources allow, until the time that a proposal has been officially submitted.
 
Contact WHA Vice President for Policy Development Laura Rose with questions about the program.
 

This story originally appeared in the January 23, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter