Subject to the availability of funds, awards made under this NOFO will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) “as a result of Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and of wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters occurring in calendar years 2021 and 2022….”
Eligible applicants include:
Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;
State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or
Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.
Eligible projects are predicated upon the project being located in or primarily serving one or more communities impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and of wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters occurring. For construction projects (including design and engineering), the project must be located within an eligible county. For non-construction projects, the project’s scope of work must primarily benefit eligible counties, and stakeholders representing those eligible counties must be directly engaged in the project.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.