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.
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Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) Program
We are now taking applications for this program. Please visit our Rental Assistance page to learn more.
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Please visit our Food Assistance page for more information.
La Crosse County Small Business
The Launch La Crosse Small Business Resiliency 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.
All Counties - Small Business
Couleecap offers revolving loan funds in USDA eligible rural areas in La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe and Crawford Counties. Loans for economic injury due to COVID-19 are available. These loans offer flexible terms and interest rates, and can be used for equipment and property acquisition or improvement, working capital, and equity for businesses working leverage other sources of financing. Typical loan sizes range from $5,000 to $10,000. Some collateral may be required." 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.