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UW-Parkside Receives Additional Federal COVID Dollars for Students

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside students experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing global pandemic can now access additional federal dollars through the university’s Financial Aid Department. Parkside has received $1,890,973 via the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). The funding received is in addition to the pandemic funds received via the CARES […]

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City of Racine Mortgage Assistance Program Guidelines

Housing Resources, Inc. will administer CARES Act funding from the City of Racine to provide mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners who are facing mortgage delinquency or foreclosure due to financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Program Objective The purpose of the City of Racine Mortgage Assistance Program is to aid in foreclosure […]

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City of Racine Launches Mortgage Assistance Program for Homeowners Economically Impacted by COVID-19

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine launched its COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance Program, directing $520,000 towards helping City homeowners who may be behind on mortgage and utility payments due to the pandemic.   These mortgage assistance funds are Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-CARES Act funds. The City is partnering with nonprofit organizations Housing […]

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Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today an additional $70 million in the second round of “We’re All In” grants, bringing the second-round total to $120 million to be invested in Wisconsin small businesses. Today’s announcement brings the total investments in the “We’re All In” grant program to $185 million. “There’s no business that hasn’t […]

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State Awards $10 Million in Movie Theater Grants

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) on Tuesday awarded $10 million from the COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant program to 54 movie theater operators across the state. Moreover, the program will provide critical funds to assist movie theaters impacted by the pandemic. Marcus Cinemas of Wisconsin received $4.02 million. The company, which is the […]

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Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $10-million investment aimed at providing economic stabilization for nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Wisconsinites during COVID-19, which continues to surge across Wisconsin.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks and families across our state in nearly every aspect of their lives,” said Gov. Evers. “Our nonprofit organizations […]

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Three County Organizations Receive TRAVEL Grants

RACINE COUNTY – Three Racine County organizations have received Wisconsin TRAVEL Grants from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The grants announced this week are presented to: Real Racine (Racine County Convention & Visitors Bureau), $282,138. The organization promotes activities throughout the county and operates the Real Racine Visitor Center at 14015 Washington Ave., Yorkville.Downtown Racine […]

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Wisconsin Creates $8 Million Tourism Aid Program

MADISON – Applications are being accepted through Sept. 28 for the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus grant program. The $8 million effort aims to help restore economic activity to Wisconsin’s tourism industry that has suffered losses stemming from this year’s COVID-19 public health emergency. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of […]

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Racine to Receive Federal CARES Act Funding

RACINE – The City of Racine will receive $342,617 in federal CARES Act funding to be administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program. The funding, announced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, also includes the cities of Kenosha and Janesville as well as Milwaukee and […]

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$30 Million in Education, Child Care Aid Announced

MADISON — An additional $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) money will be directed to supporting Wisconsin early child care and education providers, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. The funds will allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay for an additional round of Child Care Counts payments. […]

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City, Lutheran Social Services launch Racine emergency eviction prevention program

With a goal to keep up to 300 families in their homes and prevent homelessness, the City of Racine has partnered with Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan (LSS) to launch the Racine Emergency Eviction Prevention Program. The City of Racine officially launched the program to help low-income City residents avoid eviction and […]

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Racine receives CARES Act dollars to help people affected by coronavirus

The City of Racine received $650,000 Monday from the federal CARES Act to support homeless community members affected by the coronavirus. First Congressional District Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Janesville) announced the award, which is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The money will benefit homeless individuals and families suffering from COVID-19. […]