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) conducted an informational webinar on the Multimodal Local Supplement program. A replay of this webinar is available.

MLS is a competitive one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin and is available to local and tribal governments. As a result of recent informational webinar broadcasts, WisDOT has compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

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