Capitol Buzz
August 24, 2021
Neighborhood Investment Fund and Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Programs 

This morning Governor Evers provided preliminary information on two grant programs funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The programs will be administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Local and tribal governments are the eligible recipients of these new grant funds. 

"Neighborhood Investment Fund Grants will help communities deliver innovative public services, including new or improved facilities. Governments could pursue new projects like workforce and entrepreneur innovation centers, affordable housing initiatives, transit and childcare solutions, or public space development, with a particular emphasis on increasing services for underserved individuals and populations. 

Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grants will provide funding to local and tribal governments or non-profit healthcare organizations to invest in capital projects that specifically support increasing access to healthcare for low income, uninsured, and underserved communities, and the ability to respond to future pandemics response needs. Projects could include new or upgraded facility space that enables additional capacity for care within a community.  

Those who are interested in receiving more information about the grants, including the application, should sign up to receive alerts here."

The League will provide additional details, if available, in Monday's Legislative Bulletin.