Evers announces another $47 million in COVID-related support
The latest effort funded through the federal CARES Act dollars will be used to help child care, health care navigators, and energy and rental assistance in Wisconsin, according to a release from the governor’s office. Here’s how the money will be used:
- $15 million will be invested in Wisconsin’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program;
- $10 million will be directed toward the COVID-19 Out-of-School Support Grant Program;
- $10 million will be invested in the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program, adding on to $25 million previously announced;
- $10 million will go toward the Food Security Initiative, adding on to $15 million previously allocated;
- $1 million will be directed toward the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund, a nonprofit that provides a statewide safety net to individuals facing energy-related emergencies; and
- $1 million will be invested in the statewide health insurance navigator organization to help residents purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace or to enroll in BadgerCare.