WisDOT announces criteria for multimodal local supplement grant program

The program pays up to 90% of total eligible costs with local governments providing a minimum of 10% cost share

September 06, 2019
multimodal grant program

The Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT) is providing funding through a one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin.

The $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant program is available to local and tribal governments. The program pays up to 90% of total eligible costs with local governments providing a minimum of 10% cost share. MLS funding is available for new projects statewide related to roads, bridges, transit, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, railroads, and harbors.

“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 in a news release. “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 program mirrors aspects of the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) but is available to an expanded range of project improvement types. A six-year project completion will be required for approved projects.

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SOURCE: Wisconsin DOT

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