More Than 7,100 Wisconsin Homeowners Have Received Assistance through Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program; Help Still Available
|The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program continues to support thousands of homeowners across the state, currently surpassing $55 million in mortgage, utility, and property tax payments statewide.
The federally funded program continues to provide up to $40,000 in financial assistance for homeowners, helping to prevent foreclosure due to pandemic-related financial burdens.
The program is available for individuals and families living in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without a mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since January 21, 2020.
Applications and additional information is available at: https://homeownerhelp.wi.gov.
DNR Accepting Applications for ARPA Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is still accepting applications for the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs.
The programs will provide $10 million in financial assistance to well owners to address contamination with funding for replacement, reconstruction, treatment or abandonment of their well. The eligibility criteria for both programs have been expanded beyond the previous Well Compensation Grant Program, and many previously ineligible individuals will now be eligible to apply. Well owners interested in applying should first determine if they are eligible by completing the Well Compensation Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Compensation Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Compensation Grant Program webpage. Applications are open while funds remain available.
Financial assistance is also available from the Well Abandonment Grant Program to properly fill and seal abandoned or unused private or non-community wells. Applicants must meet the income limit of $100,000 to apply. Eligibility can be determined by completing the Well Abandonment Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Abandonment Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Abandonment Grant Program webpage
Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant
Thank you for your continued interest in the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grant program. The Department of Workforce Development’s Office of Skills Development (OSD) is again accepting applications!
We have redesigned our grant offerings into a single grant opportunity, “Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants.” This grant program is designed to help fund the development of innovative and collaborative customized worker training programs.
Key features of this grant program:
- Grants are available to all industry sectors and companies of any size;
- Grant award amounts range from $5,000 to $400,000; a consortium of placement partners with a lead public or private organization serving as the applicant may apply for more than $400,000.
- Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount is required;
- Grantee must complete training of at least 85% of the contracted number of trainees; and
- At least 65% of trainees must be placed in positions with the placement partner(s) identified in the grant application that require the skills taught in the provided training; and
- At least 75% of incumbent trainees receive increased wages.
For more information and to apply, please see the grant program announcement summarizing program requirements.
Fox Communities Credit Union is proud to offer free, financial webinars presented by BALANCE.
Webinar Title: Psychology of Spending
We all have a “money personality” and it has a major impact on our attitudes, relationship with money, and spending habits. By understanding this, individuals can monitor and adjust their behaviors to make smart money decisions. This session will teach strategies and tactics to decode personality types to gain control over finances.
Session 1: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 @ 12:30PM
Session 2 Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 7:30PM
More information and registration here:
Fox Communities CU (balancepro.org)