First Reporting Window For Routes to Recovery Grant Opens July 1
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Counties, cities, villages and towns may begin submitting expenditure claims for reimbursement on July 1 under the new Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants program. 
The "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" program is aimed at helping local governments cover the unanticipated expenses they have incurred to meet COVID-19 recovery needs in their communities. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), this program allocates $200 million in funds the state received under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to every Wisconsin county, city, village, town and federally recognized tribe. 
The first reporting period for municipalities is open from July 1 to July 15. During this time, counties, cities, villages and towns may submit their expenditures online using a new Expense Reporter. During this initial reporting period, eligible expenditures that municipalities have incurred between March 1 and July 15 from the COVID-19 pandemic may be reported to the state and be reimbursed.
The reporting periods are:
  • July 1 to July 15: For eligible expenditures incurred between March 1 and July 15.
  • September 1 to September 15: For eligible expenditures incurred between March 1 and September 15.
  • November 7 to November 18: For eligible expenditures incurred between March 1 and November 6. 
A local government's final submission for each reporting period may be submitted at any time during the reporting period - but only one submission is allowed per government entity per reporting period. Each period, payments will be issued after submissions are received and processed.
The funds may be used only to reimburse government expenditures that were unbudgeted, necessary to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and incurred on or after March 1, 2020, through November 6, 2020. All municipalities are eligible and have been allocated specific dollar amounts using a formula based on population and other factors.
Click here to read more.
Click here to read the allocations by municipality.
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