It’s the 25th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Transportation Economic Assistance program, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation news release.
The grant program began in 1987 and awards money to municipalities for transportation-related improvement projects. According to the release, more than 75,000 jobs created and retained through TEA grants since its inception.
TEA grants pay up to 50 percent of a road, rail, harbor or airport project that either attract employers to Wisconsin or encourage business to remain in the state, according to the release.
The TEA program is administered by WisDOT’s Bureau of Planning and Economic Development. Applications are accepted year-round, and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the release.
— Kirsten Klahn