The City of Berlin offers a residential housing incentive program.  This program is for new residential construction in the  City of  Berlin. The program is a 4% rebate based on the assessed value of the new home with a maximum of $5,000 per property.

New Residential Housing Incentive Information

Residential Housing Application

City of  Berlin residents can apply for the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block  Grant (CDBG)  to offer housing rehabilitation program for community’s ability to conserve, rehabilitate, and improve residential properties occupied by low-to-moderate (LMI) residents. The City of Berlin is part of Juneau County Housing Authority and can apply for the funds through them. Click here. 

CDBG Residential Rehabilitation Brochure

CDBG Homeowner Application

CDBG Rental Application

CDBG Income Limit

United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development:


City of Berlin Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

RLF Manual and Application

United Stated Department of  Agriculture (USDA) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

The  Berlin Community Development Corporation administers the USDA-RLF program that offers low-interest loans for small emerging businesses in the City of  Berlin.

USDA RLF Manual and  Application

KIVA Loans

TID #15 Funding Options:

For more information on the above programs, please contact our Planning & Development Director Tim Ludolph at (920) 361-5156 or

Department of Administration Community  Development Block Grant:

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Funding:

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

Other Business Funding:

Tax Incremental Finance (TIF)

Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) is a financing option that allows a municipality (city, village or town) to fund infrastructure and other improvements, through property tax revenue of newly developed property. A municipality identifies an area, the tax incremental district (TID), as appropriate for a certain type of development. The municipality identifies projects to encourage and facilitate the desired development. Then as property values rise, the municipality uses the property tax paid on that development to pay for the projects. After the project costs are paid, the municipality closes the TID. The municipality, school(s), county, and technical college are able to levy taxes on the value of the new development.

Types of TID:

  • Blight
  • Rehabilitation
  • Conservation
  • Industrial
  • Mixed-Use
  • Environmental Remediation

City of Berlin Tax Increment Districts and Plans

TID #15 Funding Options:

For more information on the above programs, please contact our Planning & Development Director Tim Ludolph at (920) 361-5156 or

Opportunity Zones

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established Opportunity Zones to spur private investment in distressed communities throughout the U.S. This new Opportunity Zones program will allow investment in some of our nation’s most economically challenged communities through tax incentives.  The tax incentives encourage private investment to accelerate economic growth and job creation.

Opportunity Zone Map

FAQ about Opportunity Zones

Census Tract Data for Berlin

Tourism Events & Projects

Nonprofit organizations can apply for room tax funds for tourism event or project that will likely generate paid overnight stays in the City of Berlin.

Tourism event or projects includes:

  • Marketing projects, including: advertising media buys; creation and distribution of printed or electronic promotional tourist materials; or efforts to recruit conventions, sporting events, or motor coach groups
  • Transient tourist information services

The Tourism Commission reviews applications two times in a year: Spring and Fall. Dates of application periods will be announced as they come available.

2022 Grant Periods have all closed. Please come back in Spring of 2023 to Apply.

Tourism Grant Event or Project Application

Tourism Grant Event or Project Reporting

Tourism Grant Review Form