The goal of the Idle Sites Redevelopment Program is to incent community redevelopment in the state of Wisconsin.
This program primarily supports the following WEDC Strategic Pillar and Focus Area:
Community and Economic Opportunity: Community Development
The program offers grants of up to $500,000 to Wisconsin communities for the redevelopment of sites that have been idle, abandoned or underutilized for a period of at least five years. Blighted properties may be perceived as eyesores that can lead to decreased property tax revenue for a community. The Idle Sites Redevelopment Program provides incentives to help rejuvenate abandoned blighted sites and assistance in elevating local economies. Approved projects can use funds for demolition, environmental remediation, infrastructure or site-specific improvements to advance the site to shovel-ready status or enhance the site’s market attractiveness.