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Rural Economic Development


Whether you’re an individual, a business or a community organization, you can use the directory below to search a vast library of resources, tools and services. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), its economic development partners and other organizations around the state offer a range of resources on all aspects of economic well-being, from childcare and education to businesses and housing. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to us directly, we want to help.

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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sustainability

    Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program (EJ TCGM)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The EJ TCGM Program is a competition to select multiple Grantmakers around the nation to reduce barriers to the federal grants application process communities face and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants.

  • Business, Sustainability, Workforce

    EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide loans and subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.

  • Housing, Other, Sustainability

    EPA Envirofacts Database

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Envirofacts provides users an assessment of their environment using their ZIP code.

  • Sustainability

    EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Agencies use their own mechanisms to announce grant opportunities that use GLRI funds. Some are posted here.

  • Health & Mental Health, Sustainability

    EPA Risk Assessment

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    EPA uses risk assessment to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and ecological receptors from chemical contaminants and other stressors that may be present in the environment.

  • Health & Mental Health, Sustainability

    EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities.

  • Energy, Sustainability

    Geothermal Heat Pumps Tax Credit

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Residential Clean Energy Tax Credits are available, with specific amounts available for prescribed periods.

  • Agriculture, Child Care, Eldercare, Energy, Forestry & Paper, Health & Mental Health, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, Sustainability

    The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    EJCPS assists organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities.

  • Agriculture, Child Care, Economic Development, Eldercare, Energy, Forestry & Paper, Health & Mental Health, Native Peoples, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, Sustainability

    The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The EJG2G Program works to support and/or create model state activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks.

  • Energy, Sustainability, Technology

    Tribal and Insular Area Grants: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    This grant funds projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Eligible entities include tribal governments (intertribal consortia) and Alaska Native Villages, and insular area government agencies, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Insular areas include the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.