The Council assists units of local governments and non-profit organizations in understanding and applying for grant services. WRCOG specializes in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants and HOME funding. These programs provide funding for projects that improve infrastructure, create job opportunities, provide adequate housing, and other activities which enhance economic development efforts within our region.
The Planning Department supports units of local governments and non-profits in developing, applying and administering grant opportunities, including USDA funds. Administrative services includs project development, application preparation and packaging, environmental reviews, program start-up, procurement and contracting, acquisition, labor standards and financial management. WRCOG staff is also available to help research and provide technical assistance for organizations exploring the grant process.