The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) created the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” to provide funding to all Wisconsin local governments for COVID-19 recovery needs. Local governments include every County, City, Village, Town, and federally recognized Tribe. The State allocated a grant amount to every community from which they can draw funds. This is a reimbursement program; therefore, communities must show proof of payment prior to requesting funds from the State.
There are three reporting periods during which communities can submit expenses for reimbursement. The first was July 1-15. The next reporting period is September 1-15. The final reporting period is November 7-18. Any eligible expenses incurred between March 1 and November 6, 2020 can be reimbursed through this program. Each community is allowed one (1) submission per reporting period. All submissions must be made through the DOA’s “Expense Reporter” application on their website.
General Engineering Company’s Grants and Funding staff monitor the Routes to Recovery and other programs to assist our clients and all municipalities through these unprecedented events. We are here to answer your questions, help navigate this and other programs, and to maximize your allocated funds.