West CAP to receive $2 million boost toward multifamily affordable housing project in Eau Claire

Gov. Tony Evers recently announced additional funding support for multifamily housing projects across Wisconsin, including $2 million for West CAP’s own Prairie Heights project going up in Eau Claire.  Funding comes in part from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in a joint effort to help affordable housing developers meet the rising costs of construction, interest rate increases, and supply chain delays. The Prairie Heights affordable housing project, taking shape at … Read More

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Back To School Supply Program 2022

West CAP has a long tradition of collected backpacks and school supplies throughout the summer to help school-aged children in need. This year, instead of providing students with backpacks and supplies, West CAP will be giving all supplies directly to the schools, which include: Boycevillle, Colfax, Glenwood City, Elk Mound, and Menomonie. Any monetary donations will be used to purchase what the districts have asked for specifically, or will go to the school Angel Funds, which pay for things like … Read More

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West CAP Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry to Distribute Badger State Boxes of Local Food

Thanks to a generous grant directed by Governor Tony Evers through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, West CAP’s Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry will begin jointly distributing monthly Wisconsin State Badger Boxes to families in need starting in August.  Through the initiative, locally produced boxes of meat, cheese, eggs, and more are being delivered to hubs across Wisconsin and distributed to food pantries throughout the state’s Hunger Relief Federation network. The Hunger Relief Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide … Read More

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Governor Announces WEDC Grant to Increase Nursing Workforce

  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

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Affordable Car Loans Available through JumpStart Program

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

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