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WEM will provide grant funds to the Wisconsin Task Force 1 (WI-TF1) an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) response team designed to provide a coordinated response to disasters in urban environments. Emphasizing on locating and extricating victims trapped in collapsed structures, confined spaces, or trenches in largely populated areas, the task force can respond to State disasters including earthquakes, flooding, widespread tornadoes, and man-made technological and terrorist events, and being self-sustained for a minimum of 72 hours.

This project will support the training of WI-TF1 through an Operational Readiness Exercises at the REACT Center and other opportunities to ensure that the Task Force is certified as a Type III USAR ready to respond to deployments for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Wisconsin, and others.


This project will fund two group training classes and one meal per day (lunch) for Wisconsin’s State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Cyber Response Team (CRT) members per state rates. Group training is the most effective way to have all team members trained the same way and at the same time to ensure CRT members can work as a team and provides consistency in the way the team responds to acts of terrorism or criminal entities attacking critical infrastructure systems.


WEM will provide grant funds for the Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center (WSIC) who is an all-crimes, all-hazards, all-threats, and all- events” intelligence fusion center. The WSIC serves as a focal point for information sharing in the state and is the primary state fusion center in Wisconsin. This investment aligns and builds upon an investment strategy that addresses National Priorities.


This grant will be used to provide cybersecurity training and education to equip the water industry workforce with the cybersecurity knowledge needed to protect the Wisconsin’s critical drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.


This grant will partially support Wisconsin Emergency Management’s (WEM) ability to provide state level guidance, outreach, technical assistance and monitoring of emergency preparedness exercises and training opportunities throughout the state.


Funds will be used by the Wisconsin Emergency Management Incident Management Team (IMT) for the procurement of communications and radio equipment. This equipment will establish IMTs’ functional capacity to communicate and coordinate critical information during disaster response operations at the local jurisdictional level.


These funds will be used by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) to administer emergency response and Homeland Security training primarily related to National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) courses, Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW), and other designated emergency response training programs. This grant will cover costs related to supplies and equipment to assist providing these trainings. The training classes build skill sets, experience, provide lessons learned, builds networking that can be used for response to disaster and terroristic incidents. WEM will provide funding for at least 185 courses to over 4500 students in the state.


Funding from this grant will be used to support the continuation of SIMCOM, a statewide communication exercise. This year SIMCOM will be held in Rock County. Rock County Emergency Management will be the fiscal agent for this grant which may be used for supplies, travel, hired security and EMS standby.

Resources for Federally Funded Grants

WEM will not be able to award sub-grants if an agency does not have an active System for Award Management Unique Entity Identifier (SAM UEI) number.

If your organization needs to obtain a System for Award Management Unique Entity Identifier (SAM UEI) number, go to

For more information about how to register in SAM, please access the following guides:

For more information about FEMA’s grant policy and implementation for preparedness grants, please access this manual.