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2024 Foundation Grant Application

Review documentation and eligibility requirements listed below before starting your online application.

Start Your Application

Completed application packages must be electronically submitted no later than August 12, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

Please direct any questions to wheda.foundation@wheda.com. More information about the WHEDA Foundation Housing Grant Program can be found here.


Neccessary Documentation For Grant Application

Before you start filling out the online form, you will need one of the following to upload in the "Applicant Information" section:

  • Form 990
  • Audited Financial Statement
  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue Financial Report (municipalities)
  • Annual financial statement

Depending on your type of project and your alternate funding, you may need to submit one or more of the following:

  • PDFs of Bids
  • Offer to Purchase
  • Commitment letters for other sources of funding

You should have the following document prepared for upload in the "Project Budget" section: 

You should also comple the following document which authorizes your submission of the application. This will be uploaded in the "Submit Form" section.


Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

  • Applicants must fall into one of the following organizational categories:
    • Nonprofit organizations or cooperatives organized under Chapters 181, 185, or 187 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
    • Community development, redevelopment, and housing authorities.
    • Local units of government.
    • Native American tribal authorities.
  • Nonprofit organizations and cooperatives who are required to register with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) must be in good standing. Search your status on the Department of Financial Institutions website
  • Grant recipients that received awards through the WHEDA Foundation Housing Grant Program competition consecutively in 2021, 2022 and 2023 are not eligible to apply for the 2024 WHEDA Foundation Housing Grant Program. An organization is eligible and welcome to apply again for a 2025 award.
  • Applicants who have not submitted their final report from a prior housing grant program award and exceeded the 12-month timeframe allowed for projects to be completed will be ineligible for a 2023 grant award. An applicant is eligible for future grant awards once a final report is submitted. Please note this does not necessarily apply to 2022 grant award recipients. 

Examples of Eligible Uses of Grant Funds

  • New construction
  • Building acquisition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Handicapped accessibility improvements
  • Conversions/additions to buildings or units
  • Site acquisition and other development activities

Non-eligible uses of grant funds

  • Market studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Down payment assistance
  • Ongoing project operating costs
  • Housing-related services
  • Nursing homes
  • Vehicles or transportation services
  • Costs incurred in the preparation of the 2024 Housing Grant Program Application
  • Costs incurred prior to the 2024 Housing Grant Program award date

If you have questions about elegibility, please contact foundation@wheda.com.