Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced grants totaling $417,708 to
seven Central 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 serving 80
“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:
* CAP Services, Stevens Point – $26,075. This agency will provide
service to Portage County.
* Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Wisconsin Dells –
$36,700. This agency will provide service to Sauk County.
* City of Madison, Madison – $211,373. This agency will provide
service to Dane County.
* Community Action of Rock/Walworth Counties, Janesville – $81,540.
This agency will provide service to Rock County.
* Family Center, Wisconsin Rapids – $16,870. This agency will provide
service to Wood County.
* Portage County Human Services, Stevens Point – $24,950. This agency
will provide service to Portage County.
* The Women’s Community, Wausau – $20,200. This agency will provide
service to Marathon County.