Wisconsin Geospatial News

Application Period Opens for NextGen9-1-1 GIS Grants

As noted in an earlier SCO news posting, the Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted a competitive GIS grant program under the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) to award grants to county land information offices in support of Next Generation 911 (NextGen9-1-1 or NG9-1-1). Grants may be used for “data preparation, data gathering, data creation, geographic information system staffing, data preparation and collection contracts, and training, if these purposes enable Next Generation 911.”

On July 27, the DMA Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) announced the release of the first funding opportunity under the new program. A total of $1.5 million has been allocated for the program this year. Grant eligibility criteria are detailed here.

Applications for grants are due by October 25, 2022. The grant announcement can be found here.