The broad range of functions and services performed by Wisconsin’s regional planning commissi ons is exemplified by the table of planning and assistance activities. The variations in the services provided are a result of the different needs and levels of financial support provided by each commission’s member units of government.
RPC Planning and Assistance Activities
 
Capital Improvements Programming
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Citizen Surveys
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Community Development
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Comprehensive Planning
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Downtown Improvement
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Historic Preservation
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Land Use Planning
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Local Technical Assistance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Public Facilities
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Public Land Survey Recommendations          
x
x
   
Rural Development
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Street Naming / House Numbering
x
 
x
   
x
x
   
Urban Service Districts
x
x
x
 
x
 
x
 
x
Waterfront-Harbor Planning
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Zoning Assistance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
Demographics
Census Information Clearinghouse
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Population Information
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
State Data Center Affiliate
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
Economic Development
Business Incubation Program          
x
     
Economic Development
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Equity Venture Fund          
x
     
Industrial Development
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Industrial Site Data
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
International Business Development    
x
   
x
     
Loan Funds Administration
   
x
x
x
x
x
x
Loan Funds Packaging
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Market Assessments        
x
x
     
Tax Incremental Financing Districts
x
 
x
x
x
x
 
x
x
Technology Innovations Services
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Tourism Development
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
International Business Development
x
 
 
Grants
CDBG Assistance/Administration
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Housing
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Business Development Grants
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Industrial Park Grants
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Outdoor Recreation Grants
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Public Works Grants
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Other Grant Assistance
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
Mapping
GIS and Base Mapping
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Air Quality Management
x
x
     
x
   
Costal Zone Management
x
       
x
x
   
Environmental Impact Review
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Environmental Resources
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Farmland Preservation
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Floodplain Management  
x
x
x
 
x
x
x
 
Lakes Management Planning
x
x
x
 
x
x
x
 
x
Mining Impact Studies        
x
x
x
   
Mineral Resource Planning/ Mine Reclamation    
x
           
Park and Open Space
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resource Conservation
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Resource Recovery
x
x
x
 
x
x
 
x
x
Sewer Service Planning
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
x
Solid Waste Management Planning
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Subdivision-Land Division Assistance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Timber Resource Analyses Projections                
x
Wastewater Treatment Planning
x
x
x
     
x
 
x
Water Supply/Groundwater
x
x
x
     
x
   
Water Quality Management/Monitoring
x
x
x
   
x
x
 
x
Watershed Improvement
x
x
x
 
x
x
x
 
x
Wetlands Protection Management
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
Public Administration
Governmental Organization Studies
 
x
 
x
 
x
   
Reapportionment Assistance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Review of Federally Assisted Projects
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Shared / Temporary Planning Staff Services  
x
x
 
x
x
x
   
 
Airport Systems            
x
   
Bikeways
x
 
x
x
 
x
x
x
x
Carpooling Coordination    
x
x
         
Elderly and Disabled Transportation
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Highway Access Control Assistance
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Port Development
x
   
x
 
x
     
Rail Continuation and Abandonment
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Rural Transportation
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Traffic Engineering Assistance    
x
     
x
   
Transportation Improvement Program
x
 
x
 
x
x
x
x
Transportation System Management
x
 
x
 
x
 
x
 
x
Transportation Highways
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Transportation -Transit
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x