Posted inCommunity, Government, Local news, Non-Profits

Food, shelter emergency funding applications accepted Jan. 4-19 by Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Applications will begin to be accepted from local nonprofit agencies for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs next month by the county. The county has been awarded $79,338 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Those funds are to be allocated by nonprofit agencies to benefit […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Police and fire

Racine Fire Department wins $2.7 million federal grant to hire 9 new firefighters

RACINE — The Racine Fire Department has been awarded a $2,743,227 competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to hire nine new firefighters. The program, called Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), was created to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Non-Profits

Federal Funds for Emergency Food, Shelter Available for Racine County Nonprofits

RACINE – Applications are now being accepted for Federal funds that will supply emergency food and shelter through nonprofit organizations. Funds will be allocated to eligible nonprofit agencies in Racine County to supplement these emergency programs within the county. “We have received funding for emergency food and shelter for many years,” said Jonathan Delagrave, who […]

Posted inConstruction, Local news

Lake Michigan Pathway Reopens

Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.  However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]


FEMA offers generous funeral aid to those grieving COVID-19 deaths. Getting it isn’t easy.

By Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Wisconsin WatchKristin Byrne, TMJ4 News Shenora Staten-Jordan felt lost when her father, Gary Lee Staten, died of COVID-19 in May. She hadn’t expected to lose him so soon at age 61 — or for a contagious disease to hinder her goodbye.  All of that only strengthened her Milwaukee family’s wishes to give Staten […]

Posted inReal Estate

How Will FEMA Updates To Flood Insurance Policies Impact Pricing?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that they will be updating the methodology the National Flood Insurance Program uses to calculate pricing. If you are a homeowner, you will be wondering why they are doing this, how it will affect your insurance policy, and what you need to do. To explain why FEMA […]

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