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City accepting GROW Racine mini-grant applications; $10k – $25k available

RACINE — The City of Racine is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for mini-grants of $10,000 to $25,000 through its GROW Racine (Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth) initiative. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. To apply, visit: GROW Racine Mini-Grants: Meeting Unmet Community Needs. The source of the grant money is […]


Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests now available by mail for Wisconsinites

MADISON — Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests are now available to Wisconsin residents through the state-supported Say Yes! COVID Test program. All state households are eligible to place an order every month for one free test kit that contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests To order a test kit, visit the Say Yes! COVID Test […]

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Free Fentanyl test strips available now at 2 Racine, 2 Kenosha County locations

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently announced that 120,600 fentanyl test strips have been distributed to local organizations. Fentanyl test strips are available in Racine County at the following locations: City of Racine Public Health Department, 730 Washington Ave., Room 4, Racine, WI 53403Racine County Human Services Department, 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine, WI […]

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Governor awards $10 million to veterans programs

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday announced the awarding of $10 million in federal dollars that will benefit a variety of Wisconsin veterans programs. The investments are based on recommendations made last month by the governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity. Veterans programs to receive funding The veterans programs, to be funded through […]

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Homeowners program delivers $350k in local tax aid

RACINE COUNTY — County residents have received more than $350,000 in property tax assistance from Wisconsin Help for Homeowners, a program that distributes financial assistance from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The program, announced in March of this year, is administered locally by the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency. “COVID-19 has financially impacted […]

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State of the City: Mayor Mason praises Evers, ARPA funding

RACINE – Mayor Cory Mason, delivering his annual State of the City address on Tuesday evening, was effusive in his praise to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and the funding the city has received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “This is the 16th year I have had the privilege to represent the City […]

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Wisconsin Behavioral Health Providers receive telehealth grants over $2.5 million from DHS, Evers

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in conjunction with Governor Evers, has recently awarded more than $2.5 million dollars to 27 providers for community behavioral health services across the state of Wisconsin. This initiative is taking place in counties around the state including both Racine and Kenosha. The finances that have been awarded will […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

Help For Homeowners Program Offers Aid With Taxes, Bills

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Assistance through the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program is available to homeowners who have experienced financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Wisconsin Help for Homeowners has $92.7 million in federal funds available to assist state residents who have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship since Jan. 21, 2020. Eligible homeowners […]

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State Boosts Some Medicaid Reimbursements By 5%

MADISON – The State of Wisconsin is using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to fund a 5 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursements paid to several types of home and community-based services. The change was announced this week by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The new reimbursement […]

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$14M in Assistance Grants Awarded To Local Movie Theaters, Camps, Sports Teams

MADISON – Movie theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams serving Racine and Kenosha area residents were among the recipients of $14 million in assistance grants announced by Gov. Tony Evers’ office on Tuesday. The funding for the grants came from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and was administered by the Wisconsin Department […]

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Real Racine Receives State Destination Marketing Grant

Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization (DMO), was among 120 Wisconsin organizations awarded a total of $15 million in grants from federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program recipients, announced by Gov. Tony Evers’ office on Wednesday, will help the local DMOs attract regional, national, and international visitors to the state. Real Racine (Racine […]

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Wisconsin Submits Plans to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $50 million in additional funding from the federal government to address mental health and substance use needs. The funding—part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law in March—will add $24.6 million to mental health services and $22 million to substance use […]

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Governor Says $140 Million In Tourism, Entertainment Aid On The Way

WISCONSIN– More than $140 million in grants will be made available to businesses in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. Among the businesses and organizations eligible for the new grant programs are live event venues, movie theaters, summer camps, minor league sports, and […]

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