On February 16, 2018 Governor Walker announced the 2018 recipients of the Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) grants. These grants, totaling $1,779,593, are going to 10 organizations that provide employment transportation services to low income workers in 53 counties throughout Wisconsin.

WISCAP is excited that of these 10 awarded organizations, 4 of them are community action agencies! Below are brief summaries about each of our members’ program.

ADVOCAP serves Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Calumet counties. Their Work-N-Wheels Program assists qualified employed individuals obtain a 0% interest loan to purchase reliable, affordable transportation for work related needs. This program also assists individuals in getting their vehicle repaired and paying traffic fines that have resulted in suspension/revocation of driver’s license or vehicle registration. Read more about ADVOCAP’s program.

Couleecap serves La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford counties. Their Work-N-Wheels Program also assists qualified individuals to obtain a zero interest loan to purchase a reliable vehicle. Participants of this program must also participate in Wisconsin Rideshare when possible. Read more about Couleecap’s program.

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program serves Grant, Iowa, Richland, Green and Lafayette counties. They also have a Work-N-Wheels Program that function similar to those above that you can read more about here. In addition to Work-N-Wheels, SWCAP has a LIFT Transportation Service. Leadership through Innovative Flexible Transportation (LIFT) coordinates existing transportation services throughout Southwest Wisconsin. This program facilitates access to available transportation services, minimizes duplication of those services, and seeks cost-effective transport utilizing available resources. Read more about SWCAP’s LIFT Program.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council serves Eau Claire, Buffalo, Trempealeau and Jackson counties. They have a Work-N-Wheels auto loan program that also provides vehicle purchase and repair loans to low-income families and individuals. Read more about WDEOC’s Work-N-Wheels Program.

To read more about this grant, visit Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation website.

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