Brownfields funds may be used for brownfield redevelopment or associated environmental remediation activities. Grant funds may typically be used for the following activities: The environmental investigation, remediation and/or monitoring of the site; The removal of hazardous waste containers; Soil removal, capping, barrier installation and vapor intrusion systems; Demolition activities that will facilitate redevelopment in a brownfield project
Any individual, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, nonprofit organization, city, village, town, county, or trustee, including a trustee in bankruptcy, 4 may apply for funds provided that the party that caused the environmental contamination and any person who possessed or controlled the environmental contaminant is unknown, cannot be located or is financially unable to pay for the remediation of the soil and / or groundwater. Additionally, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Reports must have been completed no more than five years prior to the application submittal date.
Supports community redevelopment
Provides financial assistance to redevelop commercial and industrial sites impacted by environmental contamination
Provides financial support for environmental investigation, remediation and/or monitoring of the site
Assists with creating vibrant and engaging communities that make it easier to recruit and retain residents, sustain a robust labor force and enhance local quality of life. Public gathering places will foster community connections and provide accessible locations for the programming and amenities local residents desire—with the additional benefit of boosting foot traffic for area businesses.
The BIL includes special provision for rural communities, and many programs have portions of grant funding reserved for rural communities. Ensuring rural Wisconsin has access to BIL funding is a high priority of WEDC and the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).
Workforce Development Boards
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) serve as strategic conveners to promote and broker effective relationships between the businesses and the economic, education, and workforce partners throughout their area.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703