The SIB has total assets of approximately $3 million, a portion of which is available for new loans at any particular time. An estimated $200,000 – $300,000 are made available for new loans each year from the repayment of existing loans. Loans are made at market interest rates unless a hardship exists, in which case a reduced rate may be granted by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
A county, city, village, town or other government entity, a private non-profit organization that is sponsored by an eligible community, or a Transit Commission may apply.
Competitive loan and credit options to help communities finance eligible transportation projects
Applications are accepted on a continual basis
Loans are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to available funds.
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Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge provides cooperative agreement funds to help provide planning support, technical assistance, and training to foster placemaking activities in rural communities.
The BIL includes special provision for rural communities, and many programs have portions of grant funding reserved for rural communities. Ensuring rural Wisconsin has access to BIL funding is a high priority of WEDC and the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).
Recreational Boating Facilities Grant Program (RBF)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
The Recreational Boating Facility grant program may award funding for up to 50%* of the total eligible costs for a recreational boating facility project. Past projects have included ramps and service docks to gain access to the water, purchase of aquatic weed harvesting equipment, navigational aids and dredging waterway channels associated with launch facilities.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703