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Transportation Technical Assistance Program Information

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s (ECWRPC) new Transportation Technical Assistance Program aims to help communities identify issues and plan to make their roadways safer, more accessible, and more comfortable for everybody. This technical assistance program will utilize an application-based selection process to provide solutions-based technical assistance to communities seeking to address a particular issue related to transportation.

Applications may be submitted anytime between March 21 and April 15, 2022.

Visit the Transportation Technical Assistance Program page for more information about the program and how to apply.

ECWRPC Transportation Hub now live!

This is the platform for exploring and downloading GIS data, discovering and building apps, and engaging others to solve important issues. You can analyze and combine datasets using maps, as well as develop new web and mobile applications. Let’s achieve our goals together.    

*U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic*

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Trump is working tirelesslyContinue Reading

New North announces release of Strength and Determination video

NEW NORTH, April 29, 2020 – New North Inc. today announced the release of a Strength and Determination video – “Together, The Region Is Getting Through Challenging Times” – to highlight the ways that people and organizations throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin are meeting the obstacles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. TheContinue Reading

COVID-19 Survey Results

We are excited to share that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has released the results of their first business survey about the impacts of COVID-19. The survey will be sent to businesses every three weeks in an effort to gather in-time impacts of COVID-19 as well as to plot changes over time. The survey projectContinue Reading

ECWRPC Office Temporarily Closed to Public due to COVID-19

Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff and partner organizations, East Central’s office will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice to do our part in helping to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our staff will be working virtually and will return your calls and emails as soon asContinue Reading

COVID-19 Economic Development Resources

In response to COVID-19 and its impact on businesses and communities we have started a webpage,, with links to economic development related funding opportunities and resources. We will update the page as additional information becomes available. Please help us improve this page by sharing information with Kevin Englebert, Assistant Director, [email protected].

City of Oshkosh gets $1.5 Million EDA Grant

Exciting news! U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $1.5 million to improve access to the multimodal trans-load terminal in Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s city-owned Southwest Industrial Park. A grant written by the City and supported through East Central’s Economic Development Program was successfully awarded to expand the City’sContinue Reading

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