Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Face Covering Emergency Order #7, effective at 12:01am on February 1, 2022, immediately after the current order expires. Please continue wearing a face covering In any enclosed space.

Neighborhood Grant Program FINAL Call! The deadline to apply for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program is February 7, 2022, 4:30pm. If you were not able to meet with City staff prior to January 31, but feel that your project idea meets the program requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Other City Grants

  • Madison Arts Commission offers grants of up to $3,000 to support art projects. MAC also has a new special grant program called “Artists at Work” in the amount of $15,000 – $29,000 to support job creation for the creative sector. Stay tuned! These opportunities will be posted to this webpage next week:

Job Announcements

  • The South Madison Reinvestment Strategy for Equity by the UW Madison Population Health Institute is hiring an Outreach Project Manager ($47,000/year) and three Data Collectors ($20/hr). These positions will help connect South Madison residents to City of Madison development efforts and provide the City with feedback on how their development efforts are impacting the community. The goal is to ensure residents have a say in the City of Madison funded community development efforts in South Madison over the next 10 years. If you are interested or would like to get more information about these positions please contact Abra Vigna at or call at 608.345.5666 and leave a voicemail with your contact information.
  • The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division is again looking to hire a number of qualified candidates to work part-time as a School Crossing Guard for the remainder of the school year. The position is an integral part of safe walking and biking to school. Crossing Guards help children safely cross the street and serve as a visual reminder to drivers to slow down and follow traffic laws.

Streets Division Updates

Badger Road Drop-off Site Closing on March 25

  • The Streets Division drop-off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd will close for business on March 25, 2022. The drop-off site will remain closed until at least the spring of 2023.
  • In the spring of 2022, a construction project will demolish and rebuild the salt storage facilities at the Badger Rd site, which means the drop-off must close.
  • Alternative drop-off site locations will be available while the Badger Rd site is under construction.
  • The far west side drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd will open on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. South Point will accept trash, recycling, brush, yard waste, and other items that would typically be dropped off at Badger Rd.
  • A temporary drop-off site at 121 E. Olin Avenue will open in April 2022. The site will be open evenings and weekends only.
  • The east side drop-off site at 4602 Sycamore Avenue will not be affected by this change and will continue operating as normal.

Fee stickers and other customer services will remain available at 1501 W. Badger Rd.

More information about the Streets Division drop-off sites and the shuffling of sites can be found at 

Madison Food Policy Council Announces 2022 SEED Grants Cycle

The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the 2022 SEED Grants cycle to address food access issues in our community. SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently emerging projects or programs that support access to healthy food in our community.

The City of Madison 2022 Budget includes $50,000 in grant funds to be distributed by the Madison Food Policy Council. The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging any organization, group, or agency that is devoted to making food more accessible to City of Madison residents to apply. Any proposal that improves the local food system will be considered. The maximum of any one grant will be limited to $10,000.
Interested applicants should go to the City of Madison SEED Grants webpage for the grant application background letter and application form.

Applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022 by 5:00pm, and should be submitted to the Madison Food Policy Council at Applications will be reviewed and funding recommendations made to the Madison Food Policy Council by the SEED Grants Work Group of the Madison Food Policy Council in March 2022.

Final decisions will be announced in mid/late March 2022. Additional questions can be emailed to and staff will respond as quickly as possible.


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