2019 Election Security Subgrant Program

This page contains everything that municipal and county clerks need to apply for the 2019 Election Security Subgrant Program established by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  Please see the documents attached below.

The program's goal is to provide financial resources to make sure that every clerk has an up-to-date, secure computer, has access to professional IT support, and has received election security training.

If you have questions about the grant program, please contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission Help Desk at (608) 261-2028 or [email protected].


Key Dates




Grant Announcement Issued

Distribute grant announcement to each municipality and county. 

September 27, 2019

Executed MOUs Due

Jurisdictions return executed MOUs to the WEC agreeing to the terms of the grant.

On or before November 15, 2019

Checks Issued

WEC issues grant checks to each jurisdiction as soon as completed MOU is returned and processed. All checks to be issued by deadline.

November 29, 2019

Deadline for Compliance

Grant recipients must be in compliance with the terms of the grant by this date.  Jurisdictions must submit Grant Compliance Form to the WEC, no later than this date.

January 28, 2020

Compliance Check

WEC reviews Grant Compliance Forms and follow up.  Extensions granted at the discretion of the WEC.

January 31, 2020

Program End

Final completion deadline if an extension was granted.  Jurisdictions granted an extension must submit a final Grant Compliance Form. All unspent grant funds must be returned to the WEC.

September 30, 2020