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July 2014

County Board Presentations


Commission staff gave presentations to county boards of member counties during the months of May and June. The Commissioners and staff want to thank these six counties and the local units of government for their support over the past 42 years. Together, we have accomplished a lot during the past four decades, and we look forward to being a strong partner for another four decades. 


Please contact the Commission, if you would like a staff member to present to your organization, committee, or association regarding all of the services we have to offer, or local planning and development projects.


WisDOT USH 141 Project Open House


The USH 141 Corridor (from USH 41 to STH 64) was upgraded to a 4-lane freeway a few years ago. Since that expansion, WisDOT staff, along with consultants from EMCS, will be seeking input on how to further improve that corridor in the areas of traffic, operations, and safety. An important step in preparing a long-term vision for that corridor is to hold meetings designed to gather input from those the live near USH 141 and use that important highway on a regular basis. 


The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. in the Lena Public School cafeteria in Lena. For more information, please contact Natasha Gwidt with WisDOT by email or phone at (920) 492-4125.


Community Project Survey

The deadline for completion of the annual community and economic development project survey is August 8, 2014. For more information regarding the Community Survey, please contact Richard Heath.


EPA Grant Writing Workshop


The EPA will host a July 22, 2014 workshop focused on helping community grant writers produce successful proposals for the EPA Assessment, Clean-Up and Revolving Loan Fund (ARC) grants. Presenters from DNR's Remediation & Redevelopment Program, EPA Region 5, and Kansas State University's Technical Assistance for Brownfields Communities (TAB) program will discuss the basics of the ARC grants, eligibility requirements, the application process and proposal writing tips and resources. Participants will review real examples and will be given ample opportunity to ask questions. Even if you are not writing a proposal this year, the workshop can be a valuable planning tool for local governments interested in brownfields redevelopment. 



There is no cost for the workshop, but registration is required. Space is limited to 30 people. A webinar option is also available. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.


HUD Announces Planning Grant

The Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program is designed to catalyze critical improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant property, housing, services and schools. For more information, please visit HUD's website.
Share office space with us!


The Commission has 2-4 offices available for occupancy. The offices range in size from 108 sq. ft. to 143 sq. ft.  Each office has a window with partial furnishings. The rent is $7.00/sf and includes utilities. There will be an additional monthly cost for phone and internet service, parking, and office cleaning. A conference room and small break room are included in the rental cost. If your organization is seeking temporary or long-term office space close to all the downtown amenities, please contact Richard Heath for more information. 


Available Grant Opportunities
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The following is a list of upcoming grant opportunities and their due dates. Please contact the Commission if you have a project idea, or need assistance with preparing or administering a grant, or if you are interested in partnering with the Commission on a project. 
  • On-going or Various deadlines throughout the year:

BayCare Clinic Foundation Grants
Ben & Jerry's Foundation GrantsCedar Tree Foundation Grants
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Environmental GrantsCornell Douglas Foundation Grants
Costco Wholesale GrantsEcoTech Grants - The Captain Planet Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation GrantsGannett Foundation Grants
ING Foundation GrantsInternational Paper Grants
Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) GrantKinder Morgan Foundation Grants
Kodak American Greenways GrantsLawrence Foundation Grants
Lego Children's Fund GrantsMeadWestvaco Foundation Grants
Meetings Mean Business! GrantMitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow FundPatagonia Environmental Grants
RGK Foundation Education FundUS Soccer Foundation Safe Place to Play Grant
Waste Management Charitable GivingWisconsin Humanities Council Grant
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An Economic Development District & Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Northeast Wisconsin for over 40 years.  

County Board Presentations
WisDOT USH 141 Project Open House
Community Project Survey
EPA Grant Writing Workshop
HUD Announces Planning Grant
Office Space for Rent
Available Grants





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July 25, 2014, 10AM
Commission Executive Meeting
Florence, WI
July 28, 2014
Green Bay

Richard Heath 

Executive Director


Jeff Agee-Aguayo




Richard Malone 

Office Accounts



Angela Pierce 

Natural Resources



Brandon Robinson 

Community Assistance



Joshua Schedler

GIS Coordinator

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