Grants

We recently launched the Lexipol GrantFinder as a new resource for our members to find eligible grants. 

One member from each municipality may sign up with this registration form.

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Infrastructure Bootcamps:

Local Infrastructure Hub (LIH) Grant Application Bootcamps. These three-month Grant Application Bootcamps training programs are offered exclusively to cities with populations less than 150,000 and are designed to prepare your city to apply for specific infrastructure programs.  Participating cities have won almost $90 million in grants!

 

Registration for the Bootcamp offerings is now open! 

All offerings are free and open to city employees. They include: 

 Register here!

 

For more information, email at localinfrastructurehub@nlc.org.

Current Grants

Resources Spreadsheet

Numerous firms and organizations in Wisconsin work with municipalities. Our spreadsheet includes organizations who have indicated to us that they are willing to provide grant services. (Note - if you are a consultant and would like to be added to the spreadsheet, contact Kristin Mickelson at email.) 

Grants Assistance Spreadsheet (Updated 3/30/2022) The spreadsheet will download to your computer.

Grants article - The Municipality Magazine April 2022 

This issue of the League's magazine is focused on grants and has great articles with tips and tricks.  Read it here. (PDF)

National League of Cities - Resources for Any Municipality

NLC Federal Grant Navigation Program - By participating in the program, your city will receive specialized, one-on-one assistance, in addition to contributing to a robust nationwide collection of data that will help inform policymakers on how to maximize the impact of federal dollars.

NLC Data Tool - Check to see if your municipality is loaded. 

Local Government Education at University of Wisconsin Madison, Division of Extension

Provides training on grants: 
Upcoming Webinars  Archived Webinars

Current Grants

General Resources

Federal Grants – Grants.Gov

USDA article (PDF) from the April 2022 The Municipality that directly links to all of their resources.  

WI Dept. of Administration (See Grants tab) 

WI Office of Rural Prosperity
Resources and Grants for Rural Communities

WI Dept. of Natural Resources
All Grants and Loans  Just Grants  Just Loans
Local Government Grant Procurement Guide – DNR

Examples of Specific Opportunities

Grants

Loans