In 1979, Wisconsin’s Legislature created the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) to assist harbor communities along the Great Lakes and Mississippi River in maintaining and improving waterborne commerce. Port projects typically include dock reconstruction, mooring structure replacement, dredging, and the construction of facilities to hold dredged material. In years when funding is available, the deadline to submit a grant application is August 1.
There are 29 ports in the state that are potentially eligible for funding through the HAP.
To be eligible for funding:
The project must benefit facilities that are used for cargo transfer, ship building, commercial fishing or regular ferry service.
The applicant must be a local unit of government or a private owner of a harbor facility.
The project must pass a rigorous benefit-cost analysis.
The project must have been identified in a current Three-Year Harbor Development Plan.
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.
The Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Established in 1991, the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) assists local governments in improving seriously deteriorating county highways, town roads, and city and village streets. LRIP is a reimbursement program which pays up to 50% of total eligible costs, with local governments providing the balance.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
WEDC @ The Hub
2352 S. Park St., Suite 303
Madison, WI 53713