Comprehensive Planning Grants Available

Madison, Wis. — Governor Doyle is pleased to announce that up to $2.0 million is available through the Wisconsin Comprehensive Planning Program to assist in the development and adoption of comprehensive plans. The Comprehensive Planning Grants will help local governments prepare plans to address long range community needs, assist economic development and guide the future growth of each community.

To assist grant applicants, the Comprehensive Planning Program is sponsoring free application workshops throughout the state: August 10th in Fond du Lac, August 14th in Hudson, August 20th in Sparta, August 30th in Rhinelander and September 4 th in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin’s planning laws are designed to encourage intergovernmental cooperation and to preserve the natural environment and historic resources among Wisconsin’s communities. Local units of government, tribes and regional planning commissions are eligible to apply for comprehensive planning grants. The projects require local matching contributions.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Wisconsin Comprehensive Planning Program staff at (608) 267-3369 or [email protected] or at . Applications are due November 1, 2007.