The Clean Water Fund Program provides subsidized loans (reduced-interest rate loans) to municipalities for publicly-owned wastewater and water-quality related storm water infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, such as Wisconsin Pollutants Discharge Elimination System permits. The program funds are for reasonable and necessary costs directly related to the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects. Funds may be used to construct, improve, modify, purchase, replace, restore, and upgrade wastewater systems and infrastructure, such as collection, transmission, storage, treatment and disposal. Common projects include sewer replacement or rehabilitation, and wastewater treatment facility/plant upgrades.
Eligible applicants and funding recipients, also referred to as municipalities or local governments, include but are not limited to: Wisconsin cities, towns, villages, counties and sanitary districts.
Program subsidy buys down the market rate on loans (reduced-interest rate loans).
Some municipalities may be eligible for further subsidy to reduce their loan size (principal forgiveness).
Fixed interest rates on long-term loans.
Coordination of funds with other funding sources.
Online system for submitting Intents to Apply and Financial Assistance Applications.
Dedicated DNR loan project manager and construction management engineer.
Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.
Tribal Solar Gap Funding Application
The Tribal Solar Gap Funding Grant supports solar projects of any type that require a tribal cost-share or are leveraging funding from other grant opportunities or initiatives.
Tribal Energy Plan Grant
The development of Tribal Energy Plans are intended to help tribal communities quickly and efficiently triage the known practical and impactful strategies to reduce greenhouse gas, reduce energy costs, and operate more sustainably.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703