Dane County allocates nearly $7M to support Centro Hispano construction  

County Executive Joe Parisi joined Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller, Findorff representatives, and community supporters to announce Dane County’s allocation of $6.85 million to support the construction of Centro Hispano’s new and improved home at the corner of Cypress Way and Hughes Place, according to a press release yesterday. 

Last week, the County Board approved two resolutions to help fund Centro Hispano’s new facility. One allocated $2 million through Dane County’s American Rescue Plan Act funds; the other accepted $4.85 million from the state of Wisconsin’s Neighborhood Investment Fund. 

Dane County applied for the state grant on Centro Hispano’s behalf for this project and was awarded $4.85 million that will be put toward construction costs. 

Centro Hispano’s new building will allow for increased safety for staff and the community, sustainability in building design, enhanced accessibility, and more square footage. The project will include space for workforce training programs as well as new staff space that will allow Centro Hispano to double the number of partner schools it works with to increase skills for the Latinx community. 

Dane County’s $6.85 million in funding will be applied toward the total campaign goal of $20.4 million.