WisDOT provides grants for local transportation needs
For the City Times
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing funding through a one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin. The $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement grant program is available to local and tribal governments.
“The objective of this program is to provide local officials the flexibility and funding they need to address the transportation projects that are most needed in their communities,” Governor Tony Evers said. “The MLS program gives counties, towns, villages, and cities the opportunity to apply to fund multimodal projects that will provide significant economic impacts for their community.”
The project selection process will include local government committees. The selection will be competitive and involve stakeholder input and review. Projects will rate higher if they demonstrate economic impact, provide greater connectivity or are shown to have greater cost-effectiveness than other options.
“The MLS grant program is designed to address a range of possible projects and puts the decision-making in the hands of the locals,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said.
Application materials for the $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant program are available on the department’s website. Visit https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/mls.aspx for an application. Deadline is Dec. 6.