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Accessing IIJA/BIL Funding in Wisconsin

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, more than two dozen Active Wisconsin network members convened for our quarterly network call via Zoom. We shared updates and learned about each other's work around the state. We also had a real treat - a presentation from Brian Housh from Rails-to-Trails and Alesha Emmert from Wisconsin Bike Fed about how to access federal infrastructure funding. After the presentation there was a Q&A session, including a robust discussion about TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) funding deadlines.

The presentation was recorded, and you can watch it below, or follow the link to our YouTube channel.

Presentation notes and links

Brian Housh is Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Midwest Policy Manager and Council President for the Village of Yellow Springs, OH, and has been actively engaged in regional economic development initiatives that emphasize strategies to enhance quality of life, create jobs and increase commerce via arts, culture and environmental sustainability. Brian is also an Executive Committee member with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. A graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a JD/MBA (Environmental Law/Finance and Entrepreneurship), he brings a community development perspective to RTC’s policy team.

Alesha Emmert is the Government Affairs Manager for Wisconsin Bike Fed and has lived in Madison nearly her whole life. With a background working in the Capitol building, Alesha utilizes her love for Wisconsin’s great outdoors to advance state and local politics and policies.

WisDOT website with TAP information: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/tap.aspx

Federal grants website: https://www.grants.gov

WiBike Community Tool Kit: https://outdoorrecreation.wi.gov/Pages/Resources/WiBike-Community-Toolkit.aspx

Contact form requesting that your elected representatives join the Wisconsin Trail Caucus: https://secure.railstotrails.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=699

More about the

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus: https://www.railstotrails.org/policy/building-active-transportation-systems/active-transportation-policy-hub/pages/ohio-legislative-trails-caucus/

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