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Capacity Grants

From time to time, the Wisconsin Legislature creates grant programs that have come to be known as "capacity grants". These special programs provide financial assistance that does not have to be repaid. At present, the DNR administers the capacity grants below. Basic information about the purpose of these grants and annual reports, where available, can be found in the links below.

List of capacity grants administered by the DNR.
Grant Purpose Enabling Legislation Current Grant Recipient Last Annual Report
Comprehensive study of DNR forestry practices and forest fire prevention practices. One-time funding included in 2013-15 Budget. s. 26.105, Wis. Stats. [exit DNR] Great Lakes Timber Professionals Assoc. (GLTPA) & Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA) Grantee web site [exit DNR]
Funds a state Historical Society position at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland for interpretive programming. s. 20.245(1)(y), Wis. Stats. [exit DNR] Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center [exit DNR] Grantee web site [exit DNR]
Improve navigation and quality of Illinois Fox River by clearing and dredging channels, reducing sedimentation, stabilizing stream banks, and enhancing boating access consistent with the Commission's water resources Implementation Plan. s. 20.370(5)(cq), Wis. Stats. [exit DNR] Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission [exit DNR] Current and completed project information is included on the grantee website [exit DNR]
Support of Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center. s. 30.255, Wis. Stats. [exit DNR] Friends of Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center Grantee website [exit DNR]
Last revised: Friday December 08 2017