Statewide Transit Planning Grant Program

Wisconsin’s Statewide Transit Planning (“Section 5304”) Program supports local and regional transit planning efforts by offering funding for relevant studies and plans. Funding is available at up to 80 percent of eligible expenses.  Eligible applicants include Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), local government authorities, and operators of public transportation systems.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) accepts planning grant applications at any time via our BlackCat grants management website, and reviews applications in the order received.

Typically, Federal Transit Association (FTA) funds are not immediately available, so WisDOT will issue pre-award spending authorization in conjunction with an award. This allows the grantee to incur reimbursable expenses while WisDOT awaits FTA funding.


Brian Kierzek
(608) 261-5695