Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program

The Wisconsin 2019-21 biennial budget provides $75 million to local and tribal governments in one-time general purpose revenue funding (GPR). The funds are available through the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program and may be used for multimodal transportation projects on the local system. The program pays up to 90% of total eligible costs with local governments providing a minimum of 10% cost share.

MLS funding is available for new projects statewide related to:

  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Transit capital and facility projects
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
  • Railroads
  • Harbors

2020-2021 MLS Program Cycle Documents

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will conduct three informational webinars on the Multimodal Local Supplement program. MLS informational webinars are optional, and each contains similar information. We recommend potential sponsors sign up for one webinar. If you are interested in participating in a MLS Informational Webinar, please select one of the following dates and send an email to that states you will be attending. Specific webinar links will be sent to you prior to the date(s).

  • Monday, September 30, 2019: 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 Multimodal Local Supplement program is December 6, 2019. Questions on the application process, webinars, or approved projects should be directed to the WisDOT contacts listed below.


Ryan Spaight
MLS Program Manager  
Phone: (608) 266-1322

Merrill Mechler-Hickson                                                              
DOT Program Officer                                                                                             
Phone: (608) 261-8977