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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. Department of Energy
  • Economic Development, Energy, Sustainability, Workforce

    Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grants

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program awards financial assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in energy communities to 1) establish new facilities or 2) re-equip or expand existing facilities for the manufacturing or recycling of advanced energy property.

  • Energy, Technology

    Building Energy Codes Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) mission is to support building energy code development, adoption, implementation and enforcement processes to achieve the maximum practicable, cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency while providing safe, healthy buildings for occupants.

  • Economic Development, Energy, Sustainability, Technology

    Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs assists Indian tribes in addressing barriers to developing their vast energy resources and accelerating the deployment of energy technology on Tribal Lands.

  • Energy, Technology

    Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program provides communities with expertise and tools to achieve their clean energy goals.

  • Business, Energy, Sustainability, Technology, Workforce

    Community Power Accelerator

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Community Power Accelerator connects developers, investors, philanthropists, and community-based organizations to create an ecosystem of partners that work together to get more equity-focused community solar projects financed and deployed.

  • Business, Energy, Housing, Sustainability, Technology, Transportation, Workforce

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and to improve energy efficiency.

  • Business, Energy, Sustainability, Technology

    Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program seeks to improve the resilience, reliability, and affordability of energy systems in communities across the country with 10,000 or fewer people.

  • Energy, Sustainability, Technology

    Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment Financing

    U.S. Department of Energy

    EIR will guarantee loans to projects that retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations, or enable operating energy infrastructure to avoid, reduce, utilize, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • Energy, Sustainability, Technology

    Federal Solar Tax Credits for Businesses

    U.S. Department of Energy

    There are two tax credits available for businesses and other entities like nonprofits and local and tribal governments that purchase solar energy systems.

  • Energy, Sustainability

    Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The federal residential solar energy credit is a tax credit that can be claimed on federal income taxes for a percentage of the cost of a solar PV system paid for by the taxpayer.

  • Energy, Other, Sustainability, Technology

    Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants program is designed to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against natural disasters that are exacerbated by the climate crisis.

  • Energy, Technology

    Section 242 Hydroelectric Incentive Payments

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The hydroelectric production incentive payments are a benefit available for electric energy generation and sold for a specified 10-year period.

  • Education & Schools, Energy, Technology

    Transitioning Tribal Colleges and Universities to Clean Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy

    Under this program, Tribal Colleges and Universities apply for (1) clean energy project and curriculum planning (Topic Area 1); and (2) clean energy technology and curriculum deployment (Topic Area 2).

  • Energy, Native Peoples

    Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program supports tribal investment in energy-related projects.

  • Economic Development, Energy, Health & Mental Health, Housing, Sustainability, Technology, Workforce

    Weatherization Assistance Program

    U.S. Department of Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring health and safety.