The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) new interactive map and dashboard shows where federal discretionary grants were awarded to communities, municipalities and Tribes across the state. With more than $888 million coming into Wisconsin for transportation infrastructure projects, the impact of federal investments can be seen in all corners of the state.
“WisDOT is committed to improving Wisconsin’s infrastructure, public safety and the future of our transportation system. This innovative map illustrates the state’s efforts to meet these goals, maximize federal funding opportunities and improve the quality of life for everyone in Wisconsin,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said.
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology enables the map to be interactive. Users can zoom in and out on locations across the state, select a dot on the map to view a federal discretionary grant program and see detailed project information and links to project fact sheets.
Various tabs display customized information, with data from discretionary grant funding opportunities since 2009, including:
- Applicant type
- Federal agency grant program
- Type of grant
- Federal agency
The charts are also interactive. Users can easily filter projects in the map view by selecting a bar or pie piece. The Proposed Award Total tallies the amount awarded by the issuing agencies.
WisDOT’s Summary Guide to Federal Discretionary Grants (PDF) provides specifics on abbreviations used. It also includes detailed information on the discretionary grant by agency, program description, helpful links and more. The summary information covers the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Appropriations Act (AA) discretionary grant opportunities.
WisDOT’s active approach is helping communities identify federal funding available through the highly competitive discretionary grant process. A list of Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO), calendar showing grant openings, tips on how to apply, and a simple tool to request a letter of support is available at wisconsindot.gov/BIL.