Knowles-Nelson Stewardship – Local Government Assistance Grant Program
Local units of government (LUGs) are eligible applicants for four Stewardship grant programs; Urban Green Space, Urban Rivers, Acquisition of Development Rights, and Acquisition and Developments of Local Parks (ADLP). Nonprofit conservation organizations (NCOs) are eligible to apply to the Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Program for land acquisition projects. Applications must be received or postmarked by 11:59 pm on May 1 to be considered. Per s. 990.001(4)(c), Wis. Stats., if any grant application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or State Holiday, the deadline is moved to the next State working day.
Common projects funded through these grant programs include:
• Land acquisition for parks & trails, including waterfront property.
• Construction of hiking trails and bike paths
• Construction of canoe/kayak launches, including those that provide universal accessibility
• Construction of waterfront park amenities
• Construction of park shelters and restroom facilities
A key consideration in eligibility for Stewardship Local Assistance and LWCF grants is whether or not an applicant has an adopted and current local Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) or if the project is identified in the CORP approved by a unit of government other than the applicant. Applicants that do not have a current CORP (completed and adopted in the last 5 years) should contact their Regional Project Manager for information and assistance.
Up to 50% cost-share on local construction project supporting nature-based outdoor recreation
Up to 50% cost-share on land acquisitions supporting nature-based outdoor recreation
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 Corp.
WEDC @ The Hub
2352 S. Park St., Suite 303
Madison, WI 53713