Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 93.24 - Planning grant program

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) General.
(a) The department may make a grant to an eligible local government for preparing a plan for a specific project.
(b) An eligible local government may submit an application for a planning grant to the department as specified in the department's application manual.
(2) Application. An application for a planning grant under this section shall contain sufficient information to identify how all of the following requirements are satisfied:
(a) The local government has identified a specific project that needs further planning.
(b) The specific project will serve a public purpose.
(c) The specific project is an eligible CDBG activity.
(d) The local government has a citizen participation plan as required under 24 CFR 570.486(a).
(e) The specific planning cost estimates are reasonable.
(f) At least 25% of the total cost of the planning shall originate from sources other than grants provided by the federal or state government.
(g) The planning for the specific project has the support of local community or economic development organizations or business groups.
(h) The local government has the capacity and capability to conduct the planning or commits to the retention of professional planning services.
(i) The planning will likely result in the implementation of the specific project being planned.
(j) The local government certifies that the planning grant is not a commitment of CDBG funding at a later date for plan implementation.
(k) The application shall include, where applicable, at least the following:
1. An analysis of the current status and any deficiencies in public facilities, services, buildings, or a defined geographic area.
2. An analysis of alternative means of correcting such deficiencies described in subd. 1.
3. A written plan for the selection of a proposed course of action, a narrative description, cost estimates, and map of the project location or defined geographic area.
(3) Other considerations. When reviewing the applications received under sub. (2), the department shall consider some or all of the following:
(a) Whether the specific project plan is intended to address one of the 3 national objectives as specified in s. Adm 93.04.
(b) The extent of poverty, unemployment, labor shortages, or other economic factors in the specific project area.
(c) The prospects for other new investment and community and economic development in the specific project area.
(d) The amount of additional investment and improved public health and safety that is likely to result from the plan implementation.
(e) The likelihood that the specific project will result in the preservation or expansion of the existing tax base.
(f) The planning for the specific project is consistent with other planned or recently completed community or economic development projects such as, but not limited to, smart growth planning as specified in s. 16.965(1) (b), Stats.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Administration § Adm 93.24
EmR1309: emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-13; CR 13-069: cr. Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.

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