Governor Announces WEDC Grant to Increase Nursing Workforce
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  Governor Tony Evers visited River Falls, WI last week to announce more than $5 Million in grants being awarded to help meet the increasing demand for nurses across the state.  Wisconsin’s community action association, WISCAP, received a $4.8 million award through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) second round of the Workforce Innovation Grant Program, which aims to create solutions to Wisconsin’s healthcare workforce challenges. Through the grant, ten member agencies of WISCAP, including West CAP, are receiving funding … Read More

JumpStart Car Loan Program
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AFFORDABLE CAR LOAN PROGRAM: JUMPSTART West CAP launched the JumpStart program in 2000 to help low-income working families acquire late-model, fuel-efficient cars to meet transportation needs. Transportation continues to be a significant barrier for low-income individuals and families to get to work, see a doctor, or pick up groceries.   The JumpStart program continues today in the form of helping eligible drivers get an affordable car loan from WESTconsin Credit Union to purchase a reliable car that meets their transportation … Read More

Affordable Car Loans Available through JumpStart Program
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West CAP has limited funding available to help low-income working families acquire a low-interest loan to purchase a late-model, fuel-efficient car through the JumpStart Program. West CAP’s JumpStart Program provides: $1,000 toward the purchase price of a car Access to a low interest, 60-month car Loan through WestConsin Credit Union (WCU) A “Vehicle Maintenance Savings Account” managed by WCU for ongoing maintenance and minor repairs over the life of the car loan Access to a West CAP “Major Repair” fund … Read More

Volunteer Opportunities
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West CAP Online Volunteer Application  (Click HERE) Current Volunteer Openings: West CAP Low Income Board Representation This is an excellent opportunity to assist our organization with developing programs that meet the needs of the community as well as gain personal/professional experience as a Board of Directors member. West CAP, (West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc.) founded in 1965, operates a number of federal, state and locally funded programs designed to assist low-income people increase their self-reliance.  The mission of … Read More

WI Emergency Rental Assistance
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To Apply for WI Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA): Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) is a federally funded program for households experiencing income loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are behind on rent and have lost income due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Eligibility Applicants must have income loss or financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be unable to pay their rent, behind on rent, or have an eviction notice. Applicants must … Read More

COVID Rapid Response
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Have you lost income due to the COVID 19 pandemic? Is your income at or below 125% poverty level? See chart: Rent & Mortgage: one month assistance for households at risk losing their homes or for those already made homeless Phone & Internet: assistance to keep people connected Transportation: if currently employed or laid off due to COVID reasons—vehicle ownership support including, but not limited to car repair, insurance, registration/licensing Resource & Referral assistance with other resources available at West … Read More