Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
MADISON – Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that nine Wisconsin agencies will
receive $115,050 in awards from the State Shelter Subsidy Grant program
administered by the Bureau of Housing in the Department of Commerce.
Statewide awards of funding totaled 37 projects for $1.3 million.
“With this funding, we will be able to further our commitment to the
homeless men, women, and children by assisting agencies all over the state
to continue to provide shelter for homeless people in Wisconsin,” said Gov.
Doyle. “The emergency programs will enable the shelters to provide over
490,000 nights of shelter in 2005, a 4 percent increase over 2004.”
The State Shelter Subsidy Grant Program was initiated by the Legislature in
1985. The grant provides up to 50 percent of the operating budget of a
generic homeless shelter facility or homeless voucher program. The program
is open to government agencies or private for-profit and non-profit
agencies. These funds provide a consistent funding source on an annual
basis for many of the smaller emergency programs.
The successful proposals are as follows:
* Dunn County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc., Menomonie,
$10,000. This agency will provide service to Dunn County.
* Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc., Eau Claire,
$16,000. This agency will provide service to Eau Claire County.
* Families First of Monroe County, Inc., Tomah, $2,550. This agency
will provide service to Monroe County.
* Polk County Housing Collaborative, Balsam Lake, $8,000. This agency
will provide service to Polk County.
* Salvation Army, La Crosse, $49,000. This agency will provide
service to La Crosse County.
* Salvation Army, Somerset, $6,800. This agency will provide service
to St. Croix County.
* Salvation Army, Siren, $2,550. This agency will provide service to
* Starting Points, Inc., Chippewa Falls, $4,650. This agency will
provide service to Chippewa County.
* Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Independence,
$15,500. This agency will provide service to Buffalo, Trempealeau, and
For more information about the Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Grant Programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, 608/267-2713.