When is funding available?
Competitive Grant – part of the FY22 Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity (MPDG).
The Rural Surface Transportation grant program funding will be made available in 2022 under the MPDG combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that will allow applicants to use one application to apply for up to three separate discretionary grant opportunities:
Mega Grants: known statutorily as the National Infrastructure Project Assistance program (49 U.S.C. 6701)
INFRA Grants: known statutorily as the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects program (23 U.S.C. 117)
Rural Surface Transportation Grant: (23 U.S.C. 173)
Rural Grant Summary Details
Funding amount: $1,000,000,000 (total available FY22 – FY26)
Eligible Uses: Highway, bridge, or tunnel projects eligible under the National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, or the Tribal Transportation Program; highway freight project eligible under the National Highway Performance Program; highway safety improvement project; project on a publicly-owned highway or bridge improving access to certain facilities that support the economy of a rural area; integrated mobility management system, transportation demand management system, or on-demand mobility services
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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