The program will support urban, small city and rural community redevelopment efforts by providing financial incentives for catalytic, shovel-ready projects with emphasis on, but not limited to, downtown community-driven efforts. Funded activities should lead to measurable benefits in job opportunities, property values and/or leveraged investment by local and private partners. Eligible projects include building renovation, historic preservation, demolition, new construction, infrastructure investment
Municipalities (including counties, cities, villages, and towns), tribal entities, and other governmental authorities designated by a municipality to apply on its behalf will be eligible
Expected to assist 35 communities and achieve a 15:1 leverage of other investment.
Support community development in downtown areas, increase job opportunities and property values
The Areas of Persistent Poverty Program awards grants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects that assist Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703