The League of Wisconsin Municipalities E-Newsletter | September 2021
Join us TODAY at noon!
League Webinar to Highlight Police Funding Challenges
State Limits Shrink Police Departments

One in three Wisconsin police departments had to reduce the number of sworn officers in 2019, as the one-two punch of levy limits and shrinking state support hammers local budgets. New research from the Wisconsin Policy Forum illustrates in sharp detail how communities across the state are struggling to maintain their police departments in the face of budgets that get tighter every year.

Please join us TODAY, Friday, September 17th, over the lunch hour for a special League webinar on police funding challenges. There is no charge. Use this link to provide your name and email and join this webinar:

  • 12:00 Welcome and introduction by League Executive Director Jerry Deschane
  • 12:05 Wisconsin Policy Forum reviews its findings and their implications for the future.
  • 12:35 A panel of local leaders discusses strategies for coping with these statewide budget challenges.
  • 1:00 Adjourn
Maximize ARPA Funds with State Grant Programs
In an effort to help communities maximize the impact of their federal ARPA funds, the League continues to highlight state grant programs that municipalities, businesses and community partners can apply for and use in conjunction with municipal ARPA funding.

See the full list of Badger Bounceback programs here (PDF).
Thanks to Secretary Joel Brennan, Wisconsin Dept. of Administration for joining us on the League's August Member Roundtable to talk about state ARPA grant programs available to supplement the funds provided to cities and villages. Additional information on the programs the Secretary detailed, is in this Badger Bounceback programs summary (PDF).

Watch the webinar on YouTube.
State of Wisconsin (PDF) provides a comprehensive list of programs and funding available.

"Non-Exclusive List of ARPA Eligible Uses" by the DOR is available online here.

ARPA Plans Google Spreadsheet - see what other Wisconsin municipalities have planned and share your own plans.

For more on ARPA, visit the League's ARPA resources.
Westby's Danny Helgerson invites you to join us for this workshop on Thursday, October 21 at the League's 123rd Annual Conference in Green Bay > ARPA: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and an Innovative Project 

#LeagueWI2021 Details and registration.
(One-Day Registration is available.)
Reminder - Treasury Releases ARPA Reporting Portal
Also last week, the U.S. Treasury released the User Guide: Treasury's Portal for Recipient Reporting The User Guide provides recipient governments with instructions to submit information in the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), which is the local government component of ARPA, recipient reporting portal. The User Guide contains detailed guidance and instructions on how to create and submit Interim Reports, Project and Expenditure Reports, and Recovery Plans as required by Treasury's Interim Final Rule. This information functions as a supplement to the Compliance and Reporting Guidance issued by Treasury on June 17, 2021.
Important Notice Impacting League Handbook Orders!

The League's office building was closed until the building's structural issues have been resolved. All of our services will continue as always with the exception of certain Handbook orders.

You can order the following Handbooks as a PDF on our website here:
  • Handbook for Wisconsin Municipal Officials - Completely updated in January 2017. PDF Available!
  • Handbook for Wisconsin Police and Fire Commissioners - Completely updated in January 2019. PDF Available!
  • Municipal Licensing and Regulation of Alcohol Beverages - Updated in July 2021. PDF Available!

Orders for any of our other many Handbooks will be fulfilled when we are back in the office. We will let you know when that is the case.

City orders Downtown building with Paisan's closed due to 'structural concerns' Read the article
The Very Popular Municipal Dam Grant Application period is OPEN!
The 2021 Biennial Budget increased the Dam Safety Grant appropriation and provided $10 million for Dam Safety Grants. The Biennial Budget also changed the cost-share amount so that Grants now provide a cost-sharing opportunity for eligible engineering and construction costs for dam maintenance, repair, modification or abandonment and removal up to a maximum of $1,000,000.00. The DEADLINE IS MARCH 4TH, 2022. Details here.
Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) Information Meeting

Wisconsin DOT has planned a Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) Informational Outreach meeting for County Highway Commissioners, City and Village Officials and Town Officials. This year's meeting will be a virtual webinar.

This outreach meeting will provide refresher training on the Enhanced LRIPWeb Application while also providing an overview of the LRIP program for the 2022-23 program cycle. If you have questions you would like answered during the presentation, please send them to
Wednesday, September 29, 10:00 AM. Access the webinar via YouTube here.
Public Comment Period and Hearing On Waterbody Assessments Rule
The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public comment period and public hearing on a proposed rule pertaining to how the DNR conducts waterbody assessments using biological indicators. The rule describes how the biology of a lake, stream or river—such as its plant, algae, fish or insect communities—is used to assess its overall health. It also establishes biological indicators used to determine whether a water body is responding to elevated phosphorus levels. Finally, it updates water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen and establishes new criteria for oxygen and temperature for lakes with coldwater fish.

This is the second public comment period and hearing for this rule (Natural Resources Board order WY-23-13). An earlier version of the rule was submitted to the legislature in 2020 but was recalled by DNR to review comments received at the legislative hearing. The revised version of the rule contains germane modifications to address these comments.

Comment period - Sept. 7 to Nov. 1, 2021. The hearing will be held via Zoom on Oct. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. Please see the notice for more information and a link to join the hearing. WY-23-13NoticeOfHearing.pdf
Civil Leadership for Vibrant Communities
Wisconsin communities struggle with issues ranging from affordable housing and broadband connectivity to public health crises and the impact of catastrophic storm events. Addressing these and other complex issues requires effective leadership at the neighborhood, organizational, and community levels.

Provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension through the Green County Leaders program is partnering with Braver Angels and Leadership Wisconsin, Inc. to deliver an 8-part virtual program called Civil Leadership for Vibrant Communities.
ARPA Webinar
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Baker Tilly
Deep dive into revenue loss calculation and American Rescue Plan reporting and compliance requirements. Key learning objectives include:
  • Gain a basic understanding of the Treasury guidelines for revenue loss calculations
  • Learn leading methods for calculating revenue loss and identifying eligible uses of revenue loss dollars
  • List the reports and reporting deadlines applicable to your entity
  • Create a reporting strategy supportive of organizational goals
  • Prepare to certify required reports, noting the specific requirements for compliance
  • Recognize the need for internal controls around compliance

Register for the webinar here
2021 Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference
Thursday, October 7 — 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wisconsin REALTORS Association, Wisconsin Bankers, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and LISC Milwaukee
Local Government Records Management
Oct. 15, 2021 - $10.00
Wisconsin Historical Society
This informative webinar is intended to give local government officials the opportunity to learn about legal responsibilities and basic management of public records.

Registration deadline: 10/13/2020. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Register Now for one of our four Small Community Forums
If you live in, work in, or help shape your small community and/or region, please attend one of these Forums. You'll connect with representatives from a variety of statewide resources and discuss with your regional neighborhood what your community needs and can do to grow and thrive into the future.
Hayward: Tuesday, October 26th
Fountain City: Wednesday, October 27th
Spring Green: Tuesday, November 2nd
Weyauwega: Thursday, November 4th
Brought to you in partnership by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Rural Partners, Arts Wisconsin, USDA, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Downtown Action Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Register here now! (Space is limited in some of the venues.)
Randy Meyer, Sheboygan Falls invites you to join us for this workshop on Thursday, October 21 at the League's 123rd Annual Conference > Steps to Revitalize Your Commercial District.

#LeagueWI2021 Details and registration.
(One-Day Registration is available.)
Leading the Change: Deep Resilience–Smart Communities
5th Local Government Summit
Wednesday, October 27, 8:30 am-12:00 pm Free
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
Headlining speakers at this year’s Summit include top scientist Steve Vavrus from the Nelson Institute for Climatic Research, whose understanding of the ways that climate change impacts local Wisconsin communities will be valuable for your strategic planning and day-to-day work in local government. The Summit will connect you with experts and peers working on important issues like building carbon-neutral affordable housing, outfitting local utilities to be resilient and sustainable, and creating forward-thinking transportation solutions for local Wisconsinites–all before lunchtime! 

Thanks to the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation, Summit registration for local government and tribal officials is free. Registration for other participants is $25. Register> 
Wis. City/County Mgt. Assoc. Women’s Leadership Seminar
Friday, November 12
Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac
The Women’s Leadership Committee, an initiative by the WCMA, is pleased to present the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Seminar. This day-long seminar provides an opportunity to come together to promote professional development, networking, and overall support for women in the profession. Everyone, regardless of gender or level in the organization, is welcome to attend!

Details (PDF). Register online at:
Reminder - Imagine a Day Without Water
October 21st

No Shower - No Toilet - No Coffee - No Beer - No Food - No Hand Washing
Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. This year, the day of action is October 21and includes events, resolutions, student contests, social media engagement, and more, all across the country. Toolkit, Resources and more. Learn more here.
Oconomowoc's Robert Magnus invites you to join us for this workshop on Thursday, October 21 at the League's 123rd Annual Conference > Combating Erosion and Enhancing Waterfronts 

#LeagueWI2021 Details and registration.
(One-Day Registration is available.)
Redistricting and Census Data
The Census Bureau released its 2020 Census Redistricting Data Summary File. As described, this is just the initial summary file, not the complete 2020 Census file that will be released “no later than September 30, 2021.” The Census Bureau’s website has an online QuickFacts tool (U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: United States) to provide some basic local data. Unfortunately, this tool only displays data for jurisdictions who have at least a 5,000+ population.

The WI DOA Demographic Services Center (DSC) is still reviewing the initial Wisconsin data and has not posted any pending analysis findings. The format has changed so much since the 2010 Census and the Census Bureau has advised users against trying to make direct comparisons between the 2010 data and 2020 data below the state total counts.

It's not too late to spread the Word! The deadline is September 19 to receive a $100 U.S. Bank Rewards card in exchange for a free vaccine. Registration for the program will remain open until Sept 30, 2021, but only those who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose within the program window are eligible for the rewards card. 
DHS is asking that you help get the message out to your community by sharing the social media graphics, printable flyers, and posters we have available on the DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Partner and Vaccinator Resources webpage. Resources are now available in multiple languages. Learn more about the program
Municipal DataTool
Examining and comparing Wisconsin cities and villages
August 2021
Wisconsin Policy Forum

Some cuts to police predate calls for defunding
August 2021
Wisconsin Policy Forum
Debate over “defunding” police departments has generated national controversy for the past year and led to legislation in Wisconsin – recently vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers – that would have penalized municipal governments for reducing police budgets. We reviewed municipal spending and found that even prior to the controversy over defunding, communities throughout the state were reducing police spending or staffing for reasons that may have had more to do with their finances than calls for reform.
Rhinelander's Zach Vruwink invites you to join us for this DEEP DIVE on Wednesday, October 20 at the League's 123rd Annual Conference > The EMS Problem: Working Toward a Solution.

#LeagueWI2021 Details and registration.
(One-Day Registration is available.)
Subscribe now to the League's New Cybersecurity Newsletter.

One monthly in-depth issue and alerts as needed. 

Questions or suggestions? Contact the League's Robin Powers at email.
Washburn's Mary Motiff invites you to join us for this workshop on Thursday, October 21 at the League's 123rd Annual Conference > Spoofing, Phishing and Fraud - Oh My!

#LeagueWI2021 Details and registration.
(One-Day Registration is available.)
Wisconsin Department of Tourism Events Survey
Reporters are already asking “What’s New in Wisconsin for 2022” so Tourism designed this survey of 6 questions, 10 minutes max. Specific criteria we are looking for is here for easy review.

Please complete the survey by Friday, September 17, 2021. The Travel Wisconsin team will be cataloging all the “What’s New” info to be considered in our 2022 publicity efforts and will be in touch if additional details or photos are needed. NOTE - The survey will be kept open until the end of the year, so if you become aware of things that should be included after the September deadline, please continue to enter them at any time.
The NEW Basic Financial Administration for Wisconsin Local Governments provides you with practical day-to-day instructions on managing local government finance. This new handbook was a joint effort by the League, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Local Government Education Program of the University of Wisconsin Extension and the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue. Order your copy.
Want to learn more about the ins and outs of the new "Basic Financial Administration for Wisconsin Local Governments" Handbook?

Glendale's Tomika Vukovic invites you to join us at the League's 123rd Annual Conference for a "how to" session provided by the people who literally wrote the book on Financial Administration.

#LeagueWI2021 Details and Registration.
Wondering about Covid protocols at the League's In-Person Meetings? 

Review this updated PDF for details. 

Thanks to the League's Board President, Waunakee's Todd Schmidt for the smile.
Wisconsin Public Utility Institute
Sept. 21-23, 28, 29 & Oct. 5-8 (One-Day Registration is available.)
Energy Utility Basics is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Course content is updated yearly as technology, regulation and markets evolve. 

National Clean Energy Week
September 20-24 - Free Webinars
Renew Wisconsin
We’ll be talking with renewable energy experts about a variety of clean energy topics on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon until 1:00 PM . Join in for one day or all three! Registration is required! 

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure
Sept. 23, 2021 - 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT
Learn more about the technological advancements in the industry and what alternative fueling options are available for fleets such as propane, natural gas, electric and renewable fuels. Go behind the scenes with a virtual walk around of an alternative fuel vehicle fleet and fueling station! Panelists include Brian Wierson of Renewable Energy Group, Maria Redmond of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy & Colin Huwyler of Optimus Technologies.

Forum Friday Back-to-School Challenges and Opportunities
Virtual event | September 24, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Policy Forum
We’ll discuss recent Forum research on last year’s historic school enrollment decline – and what to expect in the 2021-22 school year. We’ll also examine the opportunities and limitations of federal pandemic aid for school districts, the impacts of the latest state budget, and how districts are faring in meeting their teacher workforce demands.
The League's Municipal Assessors Institute 2021 
Sept 28-30, 2021 in Oshkosh
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
“Increasing Housing Options through Simple Zoning Changes”
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Local Govt Education - UW Extension
In this webinar, you will learn some simple zoning code changes to reduce regulatory obstacles and increase the variety of housing choices in your community. We will explore how to add standards for accessory dwelling units (commonly called "mother-in-law units" or "granny flats"), how to incorporate multi-unit housing into existing residential zoning districts, and how to alter bulk and dimensional standards to achieve the types of development you want. Cost: $20.00. Registration:

How Munis Can Use ARPA to Advance Digital Inclusion
September 29 - 1:00 p.m.
National League of Cities
This event will bring together a panel of digital inclusion and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) experts to discuss how ARPA intersects with and impacts digital inclusion programs across the country. The panel will focus on how cities can use ARPA funding to promote digital inclusion in their cities and help their residents access digital inclusion programs, such as the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). Attendees will hear the panelists’ perspectives, and the event will conclude with a Q&A opportunity. Panelists include representatives from NLC’s Federal Advocacy Team and partners from the non-profit and private sectors.

“Civically Engaging youth in Local Government and Your Community”
Thursday, September 30, 2021– 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Local Govt Education - UW Extension
Involving youth in local government can be a win-win for the youth and local government. Youth benefit from and are empowered by the experience and local governments gain diverse youth perspectives with an eye to the future while cultivating a next generation of leaders. Learn how to set up and run an effective Youth in Government program from leaders from across the state. Cost: $20.00. Registration:

“Using Scenario Planning and Action Planning in Local Government to Make Informed Decisions”
Tuesday, October 5, 2021– 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Local Government Education - UW-Extension
Learn how Scenario Planning and Action Planning tools can be good compliments to (and, at times, replacements for) strategic planning when the future is uncertain or when there simply isn't enough time to conduct a full strategic planning process. Cost: $20.00. Registration:
“Health Equity and Community Engagement”
Thursday, October 7, 2021–– 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Local Government Education - UW-Extension
Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible (Braveman, 2017). In Wisconsin, inequities are observed across many factors, including race, place, and income. In this session, we will describe a framework for understanding health inequities and the importance of local governments engaging community members in identifying and implementing actions to promote health equity. Cost: $20.00. Registration:
The League's Building Inspectors Institute
October 6-8, 2021
Lismore Hotel, Eau Claire
Toward One Wisconsin Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges 
Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service
October 12-13, 2021 Now completely virtual!
Register before 9/25/2021 to take advantage of the reduced conference fee

“Opportunities, Strategies and Programs for Reducing County and Municipal Utility Costs through Solar Energy”
Tuesday, October 12, 2021– – 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Local Government Education - UW Extension
Solar energy programs provide an opportunity for local governments to reduce their utility costs, freeing up budgets for other essential services. In this webinar, the panel will share a variety of strategies and programs municipalities and counties can use to support solar installation and reduce energy costs. Cost: $20.00. Registration:

“The Case for Local Food Systems Planning: Getting Food Systems Planning onto Your Local Policy Agenda”
Wednesday, October 13, 2021– 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Local Government Education - UW-Extension
Learn why local food systems planning is vital for community health, hear how communities are planning their local food systems, and explore where to start your local food systems planning process. Maybe you're ready to spearhead local food systems planning, but how do you actually get it off the ground? This workshop will also present several different pathways and approaches, share successful models and case studies, and raise important considerations for getting food systems planning onto your local policy agenda. Cost: $20.00. Registration: 

“Accessing and Using Census Data for Decision Making in Local Government”
Thursday, October 14, 2021– 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Local Government Education - UW Extension
The 2020 Census data provides a wealth of information for use in decision making by local governments. This presentation will focus on what information is available, how to access it, and examples of how the information can be used. If you’re wondering how you can use Census data to improve services to local constituents, this is the place to start! Cost: $20.00. Registration:

Risky Business: Overcoming Challenges to Attracting Investment at Brownfields Sites 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
October 15, 2021 | 1:00pm-3:00pm ET | Register here
The League's 123rd Annual Conference
Join us (and Manitowoc's Justin Nickels)
Bonus Pre-conference Webinars October 12-14 Via Zoom
(These are included in the full conference registration, but if you can't attend in-person, you can also register for just the Bonus Virtual Workshops.)
Annual Conference October 20-22
The Conference Hotel Room Block is now open!
K-I Center, Green Bay
Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA®) Conference
October 28-30
Rothschild, WI
The League's Police & Fire Commission Workshop
November 3, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center
“Leading for Racial Equity Series: Learning and deconstructing structures of power and privilege in state and local government”
Wednesday, November 3, 2021– –10:30 am to 12:00 noon, FREE.
Local Government Education - UW Extension
Even when we don’t recognize them, many of our local government programs are built on structures of power and privilege. This webinar will help identify and break down these structures in the pursuit of developing more equitable and inclusive local governments. During the webinar, you’ll develop a shared understanding of concepts related to deconstructing inequitable systems and navigating change through a lens of racial equity and inclusion, build a shared understanding of the historic roots and present-day manifestations of inequity, and begin to explore the conditions needed, for self and for organizations, to undergo and sustain change toward racial equity and inclusion. This session will be led by the nINA Collective, a multicultural group who bring decades of experience and expertise in systems change, equity and inclusion capacity building in local government. To register, please click on the registration link below 

National Foundation for Women Legislators 2021 Annual Conference
November 8-10, 2021
Memphis, TN
Scholarships Available
The League's Human Resources for Small Communities
Three one-hour long webinars
November 9-11, 2021
10AM each day

Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

“Leading for Racial Equity Series: Understanding Individual, institutional and systemic levels of oppression in state and local government”
Wednesday, December 1, 2021–– 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, FREE.
Local Government Education - UW Extension
Systems of oppression can occur at all levels and are often unrecognized by those within local governments. During this webinar, you’ll sharpen your understanding of how systems of oppression operate at the individual, institutional and systemic levels, learn applications for addressing multilevel systems of oppression in organizations, and begin identifying and exploring equity project goals and implementation strategies. This session will be led by the nINA Collective, a multicultural group who bring decades of experience and expertise in systems change, equity and inclusion capacity building in local government. To register, please click on the registration link below: 

“Leading for Racial Equity Series: From tolerance for diversity to deep systems change for equity in state and local government”
Wednesday, January 5, 2021– 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, FREE.
Local Government Education - UW Extension
Tolerance of diversity isn’t enough, local governments need to intentionally be equitable and inclusive in order to better serve their communities. This often involves changing local government systems. Through this webinar, you will understand organizational change management frameworks, learn how to integrate transformative leadership throughout your organization, and analyze the complexities of diversity, inclusion and equity and its application at the organizational level. This session will be led by the nINA Collective, a multicultural group who bring decades of experience and expertise in systems change, equity and inclusion capacity building in local government. To register, please click on the registration link below:


Leadership, Management and Workplace Skills Classes
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced that USDA Rural Development will give funding priority for projects to address some of the top challenges in rural America. Read the announcement here.

Community and nonprofit funding and grants, educational offerings, and key resources


Rental Assistance Funding
U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. The funds are provided directly to grantees such as states, U.S. territories, local governments, and (in the case of the first round of funding) Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs. To learn more about how to apply for emergency rental assistance in your state, please visit this link. Information in Spanish for renters can be found here, and information in Spanish for landlords can be found here

July 1 marks the opening of the DNR’s Urban Forestry 2022 Urban Forestry Grants application period.

American Transmission Company (ATC) announces the opening of applications for their Community Planting and Pollinator Habitat Grant Programs. Applications for these programs are accepted July 1 through September 30 each year, and recipients are selected by the end of the calendar year.

The WiPERC Onroad Vehicle Data Collection Incentive Program is available through Dec. 31 for U.S. EPA-certified on-road vehicles purchased or converted to propane. 

DNR Surface Water Grant Funding
More than $6 million is available to provide cost-sharing grants to support projects in the following areas:
• Education, outreach and organization development
• Planning for protection and restoration
• Restoration of surface water and shorelands
• Management plan implementation
• Aquatic invasive species prevention & control

Download the grant application from the “Applying” tab. Fill out the sections labeled “pre-application” and submit it to by Sept. 2. This rough project outline and draft budget will help the DNR understand what you are looking to propose and help them provide technical assistance and feedback before the complete application is due on Nov. 1.

Innovation Matters Funding Opportunities, Publications, Events and Learning is the latest USDA Rural Development Newsletter. This issue includes the new Rural Community Toolkit which is a Tool to Increase Vaccine Confidence in Rural Areas.
Subscribe to the USDA newsletter.

Thanks to the Green Tier Legacy Communities staff at the WDNR for putting these lists together. Learn more about how your municipality can benefit from the popular and growing Green Tier program for local governments chartered by the League and others in 2010.

GTLC Funding Opportunities
October - December 2021
As a service to Legacy Communities, the Department of Natural Resources compiles funding opportunities that we believe you will be interested in. This list includes upcoming funding applications that are due by October – December of 2021, and also includes funding opportunities available year-round. If you are intending to apply for any of the grants listed below, or others not included, please notify so we may continue to inventory funding opportunities of interest to Legacy Communities.

Year-Round Opportunities
Other State/Federal Grants 

Additional Resources 

Questions? Contact Will Erikson | (608) 267-3763

Thanks to the Daniel Foth, Local Government Education Specialist at Local Government Education for this list.

•Federal Grants – Grants.Gov -
•State of Wisconsin Grants – DOA -
•The Foundation Center,
•Research Libraries - Funding Information Network locations,
•Madison Community Foundation,
•The Community Tool Box,
•The Wisconsin Philanthropy Network,
•Council on Foundations,
•Chronicle of Philanthropy,
•Inside Philanthropy,
•Local Government Center,