Governor Evers Announces $250 Million for Two Community Investment Grant Programs

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RACINE, Wis. – Governor Tony Evers announced two grant programs on Tuesday that are aimed at helping communities in Wisconsin recover from the pandemic.

The Neighborhood Investment Fund program includes $200 million for communities to invest in public services, affordable housing, transit and child care solutions, public space development, etc

“Wisconsin continues to bounce back and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but at the end of the day, we don’t just want to recover,” Evers said. “If we want to see Wisconsin’s families, communities and economy succeed for years to come, we must make the investments today to build long-term sustainable economic well-being for tomorrow. And what better place to make those investments than in our people and our neighborhoods so that every Wisconsin resident has access to the infrastructure and resources needed to thrive.

The second program, the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Grant, includes $50 million for communities to invest in solutions that will improve access to health care for low-income, uninsured and underprivileged communities. served.

Funding for both grant programs will come from the US Federal Bailout Act. The Department of Administration will administer the funds.

Anyone interested in getting more information about grants and the application process can sign up to receive online alerts.

Jill E. Washington