Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
02/28/20 Receipt by Close of Business
Grants to Wisconsin local governments and agencies for construction and engineering projects on dams owned by local municipalities. Funding is intended to support the repair, maintenance, reconstruction, and modification of dams to enhance safety, as well as to support dam removal and abandonment.
Cities, towns, villages, counties, tribes, and public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts (lake districts) may apply for grants to conduct projects on dams that they own. The owner must have the inspection directives or an administrative order that requires the dam safety project.
GrantWatch ID#: 166535
The Municipal Dam grant program provides up to a maximum of $400,000. Dam repair/reconstruction/modification project grant awards will cover:
- 50 percent of the first $400,000 of eligible project costs;
- 25 percent of the next $800,000 of eligible project costs; and
- Dam abandonment and removal project grant awards will cover 100 percent of the first $400,000 of eligible project costs.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send applications to:
Municipal Dam Grant Manager - CF/2
PO Box 7921
101 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7921
If the application is hand-carried to the Department, deliver it to the DNR Customer Service Center, 1st floor, State Natural Resources Building, 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI and make sure the application gets stamped with the date of delivery.
For technical assistance, or for questions, contact:
Tanya Lourigan, State Dam Safety Engineer
For grant administration assistance, contact:
Kari Beetham, Grant Manager
You may also contact:
Meg Galloway, Dams and Flood Plain Section Chief
To submit a permit application online to reconstruct/repair or remove the dam, see https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Dams/permits.html.
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