We know that people are feeling the impact of recent events. Couleecap is working to help people with their emerging needs. Please see our current resources below.
Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.)
The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program, or W.R.A.P., recently announced by Governor Tony Evers, offers eligible households up to $3,000 in rental payment and/or security deposits. Applicants must be an adult Wisconsin resident with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of or prior to the application date. Payments will be paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the tenant. To learn how to apply, click here.
We are offering expanded food pantry hours at our Sparta and Prairie du Chien food pantries to assist people struggling with food insecurity during coronavirus emergency.
What to Bring when you visit
- Bring an I.D. (does not have to be a photo i.d.).
- Bring a piece of mail with your address on it.
Locations and Hours
Monroe County Food Pantry
217 N. Black River Street, Sparta
Hours: 10-3 PM
Crawford County Food Pantry
200 E. Blackhawk Street, Prairie du Chien
Hours: 10-3 PM
La Crosse County Small Business
The Launch La Crosse Small Business Recovery Fund will provide grants up to $5,000 to small, locally owned retail, restaurant, or personal service storefront businesses with 1-20 employees located in central commercial districts within La Crosse County. The grant period is rolling, meaning applications will be reviewed as they are received. Awards will be made each week as long as funds are available. Learn more.
Vernon, Crawford and Monroe County Small Business
Couleecap is making USDA revolving loan funds available to businesses in rural parts of its service area for businesses who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses who have suffered severe economic injury as a result of being forced to close or operate at an extremely reduced capacity due to preventative measures put in place by Governor Evers’ recent “Safer at Home Order” or previous directives will be given precedence. These funds can be used to finance payroll (including paid sick time for employees), fixed expenses, or provide equity to businesses leveraging other relief resources. Businesses who have been forced to close and/or lay off or reduce the salary of employees will have options to take advantage of zero interest and deferred payments. Learn more.
To apply for Wisconsin's Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) fuel assistance in your county, call for an appointment between October 1st and May 15th to receive a regular benefit. Applications can be accepted year round.
La Crosse County
Click on the link below to see Couleecap's other programs and services.