Flexible Facilities Program

The Flexible Facilities Program (FFP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Treasury's Capital Projects Fund (CPF) program, which was established through the American Rescue Plan of 2021, and aims to:

  • Directly support recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency by strengthening and improving the infrastructure necessary for participation in work, education, and health monitoring th at will last beyond the pandemic;
  • Enable investments in capital assets designed to address inequities in access to critical services; and
  • Provide the modern infrastructure necessary to access critical services, including a high-quality and affordable broadband internet connection.
The Treasury published the allocations available to eligible entities in August 2021 on the Treasury Capital Projects Fund website.

The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration has been awarded $107 million for the Flexible Facilities Program to provide grants to units of general local government (UGLGs) and tribal governments for the purpose of carrying out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic public health emergen​cy.  Funding is available for the construction of new or renovation or expansion of existing libraries, community centers, and multi-purpose community facilities that will offer reliable, affordable high speed internet and other digital connectivity technology that will directly enable work, education, and healthcare monitoring, including remote options. The program encourages focusing on economically distressed areas, supporting community empowerment, and adopting strong labor practices.​

​Program Information

​Grant Application & Project Types:  Awards will be made through a competitive application process.  An application may be submitted under one of the following categories:  

     Category A:  ​New Facility Construction Project; or
     Category B:  Existing Facility Renovation or Expansion Project. 

The "Facility" must be a library, community center, and multi-purpose community facility (excluding school facilities).

Eligible Applicants:  Units of General Local Government (UGLGs) and Tribal Governments

Minimum Criteria:  The project must include constructing a new or renovating or expanding an existing library, community center, or multi-purpose community facility and the purchase and/or installation of broadband infrastructure and/or other digital connectivity technology (e.g., digital connectivity equipment, devices, services) that provide public access to high speed internet and directly enable work, education, and health monitoring.  ​Note:  General construction or improvement of traditional schools is ineligible for this program. 

Eligible Community Facility Examples:  Libraries, senior citizen centers, youth centers, general community centers, etc.  

Ineligible Facility Examples:  General construction or improvement of traditional schools, municipal buildings for general operations and/or administration, etc.

Maximum Number of Projects/Awards per Applicant:  1 Application per Category; 2 Applications total

Maximum Award Amount per Project:  $4,250,000

Grantee Implementation/Performance Period:  June or July 2024 (Tentative)* – November 30, 2026

Application Information:

Projected Timeline (Tentative)*: Applications available in February or March 2024; due in April or May 2024; and Awards made in June or July 2024.  Check here for updates.​


Program Email:  FlexibleFacilitiesProgram@wisconsin.gov

*Dates ​are contingent upon required U.S. Department of Treasury approvals.