Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program
The Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP)
represents an effort to connect low-income workers with jobs through
enhanced local transportation services. Lack of transportation is a
significant barrier to getting and keeping jobs for low-income
workers. Improving transportation services can improve the economic
outcomes among these workers and the state.
The WETAP program encourages long-term solutions by providing
funding for demonstration grants to cover the expenses of early
start-up and development stages of an effective transportation
solution. This program integrates state and federal funding (Job
Access Reverse Commute) into one application. The goal of this program
is for local areas to work together in a collaborative process to
assess the transportation needs for low-income workers and develop
options for addressing those needs. For purposes of WETAP funding,
low-income is defined as family income that is less than 200% Federal
These funds do not replace other funds that are being used for
2013 WETAP GRANT CYCLE
Applications for the 2013 WETAP cycle were due July 13, 2012.
Selected projects were announced December 12, 2012. Here is a list of
the 2013 recipients
The Work-n-Wheels vehicle loan and repair programs at Southwest
Community Action Program, Community Action, Inc., ADVOCAP, CAP
Services, and Couleecap, which are all current WETAP grantees, were
chosen as recipients of the 15th Annual Governorís Excellence in
Community Action Award. A presentation was made to each of the
participating agencies at the WISCAP Annual Meeting Luncheon on May
3rd in Madison.
Below are links to the press releases from the Wisconsin Department
of Children and Families and several of the recipient agencies.
Congratulations to all of the awarded agencies!
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