The ECWRPC blog.

Find all the lastest news from ECWRPC and around the region right here.

2017 Section 5310 Application

The 2017 Application for Section 5310 is now available online through Blackcat® Grants Management System for Rural, Small Urban and the urbanized areas of Appleton, Green Bay, and Milwaukee.

Please see the Section 5310 program page at for more information.

Register Now! 2016 MPO/RPC Conference – Challenges and Opportunities Transportation

August 24-26, 2016 Paper Valley Hotel Appleton, WI The 2016 MPO/RPC conference will be focused on challenges and opportunities presented to us through all modes of transportation. There will be presentations on federal and state activities and updates, transit, mobility management, public and private partnerships, Safe Routes to School, Freight planning and health in transportationContinue Reading

Request for Proposals: SRTS Communications Outreach Strategy

East Central WI Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) is issuing this “Request for Proposals” (RFP) develop marketing materials to enhance the Regional Safe Routes to School Program. This document is to explain the requirements and procedures for the submission of formal proposals from consultants who are interested in continuing to work with staff on media relations, developing marketing materials forContinue Reading

Everglade Swamp Neighborhood Visioning Workshop Summary Report

This report documents the input and data derived from a public visioning session held 3/30/2015 at the Greenville Town Hall. The interactive exercises focused on the future vision for development of lands between CTH JJ and the Everglade Swamp, east of STH 76. View the report here.

DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Spending by State Report

  The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2014 report examines U.S. defense spending in FY 2014, at the state and local levels, for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.  This report highlights factors, such as the regional expenditures from military bases or private contractors, which can be used to evaluate each state’s potential exposureContinue Reading

Menasha Lock Site Visioning Workshop Summary Report

In late 2015, the Fox River Navigation System Authority (FRNSA) had requested assistance from the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to prepare and facilitate a public visioning workshop that focused on the potential re-use of a 2.4 acre piece of vacant property located adjacent to the Menasha Lock along the eastern shores of Little Lake Buttes Des Morts.Continue Reading

2016 Shawano County Comprehensive Plan Consistency Review Guide

This document outlines a process for Shawano County Planning & Development staff to utilize when comparing certain land use actions/decisions against the consistency provisions of the Wisconsin State Statutes governing Comprehensive Planning. View the document here.

“Working Together” Theme of 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan Update

This spring, the Commission will be kicking off a formal process to update its 2008 Regional Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive plans are developed for a 20-year planning horizon and must be updated no less than once every 10 years. Within the statutory provisions of Wisconsin State Statutes (SS) 66.0309, East Central’s main function and duty isContinue Reading

ECWRPC Applies for Implementation Funding from the DoD-OEA for I-41 Corridor Initiatives

ECWRPC has submitted a Phase II Implementation request to the Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD-OEA) in hopes of obtaining additional funding to move forward on various I-41 Corridor initiatives related to economic development, specifically industry diversificaiton in attempt ot build a more resilient regional economy.  The two-year Phase II grant isContinue Reading

Approved 2015 CEDS Annual Performance Report

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed for the East Central Wisconsin Economic Development District (EDD).  The Commission has served as the designated EDD for its ten county region since 1984, as authorized by the US Department ofContinue Reading

ECWRPC website