This program provides funding to help non-profit housing and community development organizations support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.
Funds may be used to improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Specifically, funds may be used for, but not limited to: training sub-grantees to conduct home-ownership education or minority business entrepreneur education; providing technical assistance to sub-grantees on strategic plan development, accessing alternative funding sources, board training, developing successful child care facilities, creating training tools, such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides, or effective fundraising techniques.
Public bodies, non-profit organizations, and Qualified Private (for-profit) Organizations are eligible.
Eligible areas include rural and rural areas--any area other than (i) a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants; and (ii) the urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to such city or town.
Rural LISC has a variety of flexible lending products designed to help local groups bring development projects to fruition.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Ally Grant pilot initiative aims to foster the development of new and/or emerging diverse-based nonprofit organizations that support diverse business communities, with a specific focus on organizations WEDC has not previously funded.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703