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Now Seeking 2020 Technical Assistance Project Requests

ECWRPC is again seeking Technical Assistance project requests from its eight member counties and their communities for consideration in its 2020 Work Program. A wide variety of small-scale planning and GIS mapping assistance is available from the
Commission under low-cost or no-cost arrangements depending on the project type.

Please note that the Commission’s new cost-shared fee schedule was approved in 2018 and continues to be implemented for some types of projects under the Technical Assistance Program. The Commission will be reviewing this schedule in July and some minor changes may be made based on recent experiences. Even though some cost-share may be required, the fee structure still allows for significant cost-sharing by the Commission for your project. There is great value in having the Commission assist your county/community as compared to hiring a consultant or completing projects in-house. Reduced costs, our staffs’ expertise and knowledge of local issues, and the provision of regional context should make the Commission a top consideration. If your community plans on taking advantage of this program, you may also need to ensure that the costs are accounted for in your entity’s 2020 budget. If projects are selected, a short scope of work and contract document will be provided to formalize the arrangement.

Please see the Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet and supporting information which outlines the parameters of the program, and provides ideas for project development:

In addition, Commission staff will be hosting two separate Technical Assistance Program “Open House” events at its office in Menasha on:

Wed., June 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

If you have questions about East Central’s services, or would like to discuss a project idea for submission under this program, our staff will be available during these times to meet with you and help determine a scope of work and cost estimate (if applicable). Please let us know if you plan to attend and the nature of your project idea so that we can better accommodate your visit.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our programs and services in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Eric Fowle at or via phone at (920) 751-4770.

The deadline for project submission is Friday, October 4, 2020. To apply, please complete the form below:

  • Please provide a short paragraph which describes the project and intended outcomes.

Fox Cities/Appleton Transportation Public Comment Session

Public Comment Session on Metropolitan Transportation System Planning in the Fox Cities/Appleton Metropolitan Planning Area All interested parties are invited to attend an open public meeting where you can provide comments directly to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding your views on the transportation planning process in the Fox Cities/AppletonContinue Reading

Strong Neighborhoods Lunch ‘N Learn Series

Strong Neighborhoods Lunch ‘N Learn Series May 2, 2019  11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. J.P. Coughlin Center 625 E. County Rd Y, Oshkosh, WI Neighborhoods and Social Connectedness “A socially connected community is a place where everyone feels like they belong. It’s a place where people know their neighbors and feel motivated to get involved,Continue Reading

Registration Closed! Autonomous Vehicle Mini-Conference

Come join us to explore the rapidly advancing technology that will ultimately change how transportation services are delivered in the future. Planning for the integration and use of connected and autonomous vehicles as well as related phenomena, such as electric and shared vehicles, will become increasingly important at all levels of government. What do youContinue Reading

Shawano County Parks Visitor Survey

This is a county-wide survey to get public input of current COUNTY park facilities and to aid in the update of Shawano County’s Comprehensive Outdoor and Recreation Plan 2020-2024. Your answers will provide invaluable information on how park facilities are currently meeting the needs of residents and how we can make future improvements. Thank youContinue Reading

2019 Neighborhood Partners Network Gatherings

Registration has closed. Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.            Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.            Goodwill NCW Campus, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.Continue Reading

City of Menasha Park and Recreation Survey

Please tell us how we are doing, and how we can do better! Your answers will help in the 5 year Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning (CORP) effort! This survey reflects all parks and facilities within the City of Menasha. It will focus on future park development & preserving green space including the use of sustainabilityContinue Reading

Draft 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 5-Year Update

ECWRPC is pleased to announce that our Draft 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 5-Year Update has been completed. The Draft 2018 CEDS 5-Year Update contains updated demographic and economic data as well as updated regional economic development goals. Preparation of this plan ensures that the East Central Region maintains Economic Development District (EDD) statusContinue Reading

Now Available – Annual Report 2017 – 2018

The annual report illustrates the accomplishments and activities of the Commission during the past calendar year. It serves to document the Commission’s progress toward the achievement of regional goals related to land use, development and preservation. It also provides a regional context for local or county-level land use planning efforts and issues, and identifies productsContinue Reading

2018 CEDS Assessment Survey

ECWRPC is beginning the update process for the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Input from this survey will assist in creating an economic development roadmap for our region. The CEDS is a five-year planning document required by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to continue as an Economic Development District (EDD).Continue Reading

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