Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced grants totaling $218,021 to
nine Northwestern Wisconsin organizations for emergency shelter and
transitional housing programs administered by the Bureau of Housing in the
Department of Commerce (Commerce). Statewide awards totaled $2.5 million
for 80 projects.
“These grants will assist groups all over the state update and expand their
facilities and programming,” Governor Doyle said. “With this funding, we
will further our commitment to homeless families – helping them find a place
to live, and become more self-sufficient.”
The HUD Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) is designed to assist local homeless
programs in increasing the capacity of existing shelters and transitional
housing programs, and developing additional shelters in areas where they do
not exist. The Transitional Housing Grant Program is designed to develop or
expand transitional housing programs and services for homeless individuals
For more information about the Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Grant Programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, at 608/267-2713.
The following lists the recipients and counties to be served:
* Bridge to Hope, Menomonie – $24,375. This agency will provide
service to Dunn County.
* Community Referral Agency, Milltown – $19,500. This agency will
provide service to Polk County.
* Interfaith Volunteers of Dunn County/House of Hope, Menomonie –
$22,200. This agency will provide service to Dunn County.
* Northwest CSA, Superior – $21,435. This agency will provide service
to Ashland and Bayfield Counties.
* Polk County Housing Collaborative, Balsam Lake – $26,480. This
agency will provide service to Polk County.
* Positive Alternatives, Menomonie – $24,375. This agency will
provide service to Dunn County.
* Salvation Army – Grace Place, Sommerset – $17,000. This agency will
provide service to St. Croix County.
* Turningpoint, River Falls – $11,440. This agency will provide
service to Pierce County.
* West Central Community Action Agency, Glenwood City – $51,256. This
agency will provide service to Barron, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St.