The funds are provided under the federal American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress earlier this year.
Homeless people who are doubled up with friends or relatives or paying to stay in motels are unable to tap into many of the programs aimed at securing stable housing.
Under the plan, $100 million would go toward a workforce innovation program that would offer up to $10 million in grants to at least 10 local and regional collaborations that develop initiatives to help employers and workers connect.
Madison Superintendent Carlton Jenkins among leaders urging Legislature to increase K-12 spending to secure $2.3 billion in federal funds.
The funds were diverted back in 2019 to help pay for border barriers as part of Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Wisconsin Dells city officials learned that federal COVID-19 funds from the American Rescue Plan can be used to fill some of the gap in lost premier resort tax money from last year’s shutdowns.
"Our guideline is to get it out the door as soon as possible," Evers said of the federal funds.
For the next two or three years, Madison Metro Transit’s financial outlook is more optimistic due to major federal aid.
The holes that the pandemic blew through the region's local government budgets will soon be overflowing with federal dollars.
The Joint Committee on Finance voted 11-4 on party lines Wednesday to distribute 10% of the $686 million allotted for Wisconsin based partly on how much in-person teaching a district has done in the 2020-21 school year.
The Ever's administration launched a website to provide transparency for federal funding.
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The study, conducted by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, determined that the expansion would shift $600 million per year in costs to people covered by private insurance.
Scott Walker wants to cut six employees previously paid for with federal funds, but commission disagrees.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said he is concerned about the potential effects on the county if the federal budget eliminates the Community Development Block Grant program.
The program funds home improvements ranging from $5,000 to $23,000 for low- to moderate-income owners.
Edgewater Hotel developers applied Tuesday to use low-cost federal funds to finance the construction and renovation of the hotel.
Dane County expects to allocate $1.7 million in federal funds early next year to help families stay in their homes.