Discover resources that demonstrate practical ideas for communities to create an environment that makes new residents feel welcome and included in the fabric of our rural towns and villages.
Tourism introduces people to our state from across state lines and across the world. Communities that showcase and invest in their cultural identity and creative outlets, agritourism, and outdoor recreation can enhance rural prosperity through tourism.
During public forums in 2020, hundreds of rural residents told the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity that they need the state to make health services more accessible to them. Their suggestions are included here.
When rural schools thrive, so do the towns and regions around them. Read more about the organizations supporting rural education as well as grant opportunities available to educators.
Read more about the organizations supporting rural agriculture as well as grants and other programs providing financial assistance those that feed us.
Placemaking is a strategy that utilizes a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being.
These resources are available to rural Wisconsin communities as they explore their best opportunities to meet the transportation needs of their residents.
The programs listed here are just a few of the resources available to rural Wisconsin communities as they explore their best opportunities to meet the housing needs of their residents.
The Workforce Innovation Grant (WIG) Program, with grant rounds announced in January and June 2022, aims to help communities throughout Wisconsin solve their most pressing workforce challenges by financially supporting collaborative, sustainable and innovative plans developed by regional organizations.
One out of three Adams County residents are 65 years old and older (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020). “Adams County is known as a desirable place to retire with the beautiful lakes and vast activities like campgrounds, golf courses, and places to dine. Without reliable child care, parents and caregivers may be faced with having to leave the workforce to care for their children, young children left home alone, or sending children to unregulated child care providers,” said Tina Smith, Foster Care Social Worker.