Programs

Child Labor Permit Service

Provides legislative protection for the life, health, safety, and welfare of the employed minor.

Service Contact:

Lynn Ratzburg
Employment & Training Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Oconto

Service Description:

The Child Labor Permit provides legislative protection for the life, health, safety, and welfare of the employed minor. It establishes a permit system for effective administration of child labor laws and serves as a protection for both the minor and the employer. Newcap issues the work permit, copies are sent to the State, student’s school administration office and a copy maintained by work permit office.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Minors must be age 12 to 15.

Application Process:

Work permits are issued after all required documents have been received and checked. The documents required are proof of age, letter from an employer, consent of parent, and social security card. A $10 fee is required.

Community Health Services

Provides reproductive and healthcare services for males and females, including clinical exams, contraception education and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, STD and HIV testing and counseling, and other reproductive healthcare services.

Program Contact:

Sarah Charlebois
Registered Nurse
1.715.732.4171

or to make an appointment – call Kathy Murphy, Clinic Assistant at 1.715.732.4171 ext. 1305

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto
  • Vilas

Program Description:

Newcap Community Health Services provides reproductive and healthcare services for males and females, including clinical exams, contraception education and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, STD and HIV testing and counseling, and other reproductive healthcare services. Our clinics provide low-cost and no-cost health coverage options, and all services are confidential, including services to adolescents. We deliver a wide range of acute, chronic and preventative medical services to optimize health and well-being.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are a Wisconsin resident of reproductive age and have a valid Social Security number. You can take advantage of services at low or no cost, based on your income, even if you have insurance.

Payment Options:

We offer financial assistance on a case by case basis and our staff will work with you to determine if you’re eligible. We accept Badger Care Standard, Medicaid Family Planning Only Services (FPOS), and cash, check, MasterCard, Visa & Discover credit cards. Payment is required at the time of service.

Click here to link to Patient Portal.

Other Services:

1. Men’s and Women’s Reproductive Health Services

Whether you’re in need of a routine annual exam, problem visit or something more involved like hypertension or thyroid management, we can get you the services you need at a price you can afford.

Services Offered:

  • Annual Exams
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Birth control
  • Emergency Contraception
  • HIV and Hepatitis C screening
  • STD screening and treatment
  • UTI testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing and referral
  • Education
  • Counseling

2. Gynecology Services

Routine gynecologic care helps prevent cancer, many undesired diseases and other illnesses, by allowing for early detection.

Services Offered:

  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Genital warts diagnosis and treatment
  • Preconception counseling
  • Vaginal infection screening
  • Vaginal infection treatment
  • Vulvar biopsy
  • Endometrial biopsy

3. Family Planning Services

Are you looking to start a family in the near future and looking for help with planning? We have helped thousands of families with these services and more for over 50 years!

Services Offered:

  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Depo-Provera
  • NuvaRing
  • Nexplanon transdermal implant
  • Paragard IUD
  • Mirena IUD
  • Transdermal patch
  • Referral for female and male sterilization
  • Emergency contraception
  • Male and female condoms
  • Free Services – Covered by Family Planning

In addition to federally approved contraceptives, we also offer pregnancy testing and Badger Care express enrollment for pregnant women.

4. Clinic Locations

  • Brown County
    1540 Capitol Drive, Green Bay, WI 54303
    (920) 430-1350
  • Forest County
    212 N. Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
    (715) 478-3871
  • Marinette County
    1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
    (715) 732-4171
  • Oconto County
    1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153
    (920) 834-4621
  • Vilas County
    603 E. Wall Street, Suite A., Eagle River, WI 54521
    (715) 479-3357

Community Revitalization Program

A group of community members, the City and agencies working together to brainstorm ideas and collaborate to improve housing stock in the City of Oconto.

Program Contact:

To get started, please call the USDA at  1.715.524.8522  x 4

Counties Served:

  • Oconto

Program Description: 

The objectives of the Community Revitalization committee are to:  · Prevent hazardous health conditions and code violations,  prevent blighted and deteriorated properties and neighborhoods, improve the quality of housing stock for low-moderate income persons, provide financial assistance to low to moderate property owners for housing rehabilitation, stimulate public and private investment in target areas or neighborhoods. 

Eligibility Guidelines: 

If your household meets the following criteria, you may be eligible to receive a loan with as little as 0% interest or possibly even a grant to make eligible improvements to your home. 

  1.  Own the home you live in and it must be your primary residence.
  2. Have equity in your home and are up to date on your property taxes.  If you do not have equity and are not up to date on your taxes, your household may still be eligible, this will be determined on a case by case basis.
  3. Allow an inspection of the home.

What are some examples of  USDA eligible improvements?

  1. Accessibility improvements
  2. Plumbing and electrical repairs
  3. Basement and foundation repairs
  4. Gutters and down spouts
  5. Roof repair or replacement
  6. Siding and painting
  7. Storm doors, windows, etc.
  8. Sewer lateral repairs
  9. Heating system repair
  10. Refinancing options

Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program.

Application Process:

If you feel that you meet the criteria above and would like additional information please contact the program contact. 

Create Your Own Opportunities (CYOO) Program

Provides expertise and knowledge to those interested in creating and establishing a small business for help in creating a business plan, developing marketing strategies, expending business skills, learning management tools, and more!

Program Contact:

Deb Wiesner
Vice President of Asset Development
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Create Your Own Opportunities Program provides technical assistance to individuals who have sound ideas for establishing a small business; however, may not possess the expertise and knowledge to achieve success. Individuals are provided services such as conducting feasibility studies, creating a business plan, developing marketing strategies, expanding business skills, learning management tools, locating financial resources, resolving credit problems, and on-going business assistance.

The objective of the CYOO Program is to support participants in their pursuit of becoming a prosperous small business owner. 

Eligibility Guidelines:

Must have an annual income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Fill out an online application here. 

Create Your Own Opportunities Application

Create Your Own Opportunities Program Application

Personal Information

Family Income

Education

Career Goals

Child Care

Please fill out all questions in this section if you have children.

Transportation

Housing

Closing Questions

Signature: I certify that the information on this application is a true and complete statement of facts according to my best knowledge and belief. I further certify that I have read and understand the statements on this page and agree to them. I also understand that I may be asked to provide proof of any information give on this application form. I also understand that by signing this online application electronically that I agree to all terms.

 

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

This program targets individuals/families who are literally homeless. It is to assist homeless persons living on the streets or in an emergency shelter transition as quickly as possible into permanent housing, and then to help such persons achieve stability in that housing.

Program Contact:

Nikki Skrobel
Housing Intake Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program provides rental assistance to individuals/families that are literally homeless. When an applicant is eligible, a portion of their rent will be paid through Newcap based on their income. This payment will be sent directly to the landlord the first working day of each month. The tenant will be responsible for the balance.

Rapid Re-Housing:

This program targets individuals/families who are literally homeless.  It is to assist homeless persons living on the streets or in an emergency shelter transition as quickly as possible into housing, and then to help such persons achieve stability in that housing.

If the applicant is approved, attendance at an interview/briefing session is required. During the briefing, the tenant is given a detailed explanation of the program and their responsibilities. When the tenant has located a unit and the owner accepts the assistance, an inspection is performed to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary under the Housing Quality Standards regulations. If the unit passes, the owner and Newcap enter into a Rental Agreement. The tenant and the landlord enter into a lease agreement.

Case Managers will conduct monthly visits at least once a month or more if needed. Monthly visits will focus on individual goals, landlord/tenant issues, employment concerns, financial management, or other goals identified through various assessments. Room-by-room inspections may be done as needed. Attendance at workshops focused on self-sufficiency may be mandated. Follow-up services will be provided to families exiting the program.   

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 30% of the County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Applicants should contact Newcap’s Oconto office for an assessment to determine preliminary eligibility.  Once initial eligibility is determined, the applicant is placed on the Prioritization List and offered assistance when a housing program becomes available in their community.  Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by the length of time homeless and the severity of their need.

Financial Capabilities Programs

Assist participants to develop a comprehensive budget to understand their entire financial picture; including the cost to live month to month, to identify all income sources and debt obligations, and to develop a strategy to eliminate debts and achieve their goals.

Program Contact:

Eileen Gossen
Financial Coach/Budget Counselor
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Financial Capabilities Programs assist participants with a wide array of financial counseling and coaching services to develop a comprehensive budget to understand their entire financial picture. This includes the cost to live month to month, to identify all income sources and debt obligations, and to develop a strategy to eliminate debts and achieve their goals. This program works in collaboration with Newcap program participants.

Services under the Financial Capabilities Program:

  1. Budget Counseling

    Program Description:

    Do you need help to develop a budget? During your session, our Financial Coach assists clients with establish a budget, evaluate debt, set financial goals, and develop an action plan.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Live in the Newcap service area.

  2. Mortgage & Tax Relief Counseling (HCRI)

    Program Description:

    Are you behind on your mortgage or real estate taxes? During this counseling service, our Financial Coach guides clients to get back on track if they have fallen behind with mortgage payments or taxes. Our trained counselor discusses available options for curing your delinquent home loan and create an action plan for successful homeownership.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Live in the Newcap service area.

  3. Homebuyer Counseling

    Program Description:

    Are you thinking about buying a home? During this counseling service, our Financial Coach will sit down with you and help you determine if you are ready to buy; help calculate how much home you can afford, review your credit report with you; help you determine the right mortgage loan payments; and go over everything from pre- to post-purchase.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Live in the Newcap service area.

    Student Loan Counseling:

    Program Description:

    Need some help understanding your student loans? During this counseling service, our Financial Coach helps clients understand the options of student loan repayment. What types of student loans do you have? Who holds the student loans?  Is consolidation of your student loans an option? Are the loans government or private?  What is the difference between them and why is it important?

    Eligibility Guidelines:

    This counseling service is open to anyone in the Newcap service area at no charge if under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines. For clients over 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, a fee of $50 will incur. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program.

    Application Process:

    Complete intake form here:

    Intake Form

    Intake Form

    Applicant Personal Information

    Applicant Employment Status

    Co-Applicant Personal Information

    Fill out all questions if you have a co-applicant.

    Co-Applicant Employment Status

    Please fill out all fields if have a co-applicant.

    Monthly Living Expenses

    Fill out the below fields in as much detail as you are able to. If you spend nothing a month in one of the below fields, please put "0".

    Debts

Home Energy Plus (HE+) Furnace Program

Provides year-round assistance to eligible low-income households when their primary heating system (furnace) no longer provides heat, is inoperable, or becomes unsafe.

Program Contact:

Val Filz
Vice President of Energy Services
1.800.242.7334 

Counties and Tribes Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Mole Lake / Sokaogon / Chippewa
  • Oconto
  • Oneida Nation
  • Shawano
  • Stockbridge-Munsee

Program Description:

The Home Energy Plus (HE+) Furnace Program is a year-round program that provides assistance to eligible low-income homeowners when their primary heating system (“furnace”) no longer provides heat, is inoperable, or becomes unsafe. The WHEAP (Energy Assistance) Program verifies applicant eligibility and sends a furnace referral to the Weatherization Assistance Program. The WHEAP Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program then work cooperatively to ensure program goals and requirements are met while providing timely delivery of service.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have an annual income at or below 60% of the State Median Income and complete a WHEAP (Energy Assistance) application through the local WHEAP agency. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Contact Newcap, Inc. Weatherization Program for information on how to apply or directly contact the local WHEAP (Energy Assistance) agency in the county in which you reside.

Homebuyer Program

Provides low-moderate income homebuyers with a maximum of $10,000 (based on program affordability) for down payment and closing costs through a non-interest bearing loan.

Program Contact:

Deb Wiesner
Vice President of Asset Development
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown (excluding the city of Green Bay)
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Homebuyer Program provides eligible low-moderate income homebuyers with a maximum of $10,000 (based on program affordability) for down payment and closing costs.  The funds will be in the form of a non-interest bearing loan, which will be repaid to Newcap upon the sale of the home or when it is no longer the primary residence. Applicants will be served on a first-ready, first-served basis as funds are available.  First-ready, first-served clients would have to have an accepted offer to purchase and funding approval from a financial institution.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Applicants must be at or below 80% of the current County Median Income, be bankable with a lending institution, and complete a Homebuyers Education Program. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Fill out an online application here:

Homebuyer Program Application

Homebuyer Program Application

Borrower Information:

Loan Information

Employment Information

Please complete for all members of the household who are over the age of 18 and employed; regardless of who will be applying for the mortgage loan and/or Homebuyer Program.

Monthly Income Information

Please complete for all members of the household who are over the age of 18 and employed; regardless of who will be applying for the mortgage loan and/or Homebuyer Program. (NOTE:: Please use gross income)

Assets

Liquid Assets Information: List the cash value of assets held by all residents of your household combined. If money is owed on any item, the value should equal the market value of the item minus the amount that is owed. If you do not have something in an area put "0".

Monthly Fixed Charges/Deductions

List combined for all in household. If you do not have a monthly fixed charge/deduction in a field, put "0".

Declarations

Statement by Applicant(s): Marital property statement: No provision of a marital property agreement (including a Statutory Individual Property Agreement pursuant to Sec. 766.587, Wis. Stats.), unilateral statement classifying income from separate property under Sec. 766.59, or court decree under Sec. 766.70 adversely affects the creditor unless the creditor is furnished with a copy of the document prior to the credit transaction or has actual knowledge of its adverse provisions at the time the obligation is incurred. I/We affirm that all the answers given in this application are complete and correct to the best of our knowledge and made for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance. Knowingly making false statements in order to qualify for HOME Homebuyer Program assistance may make you subject to civil or criminal penalties. I/We authorize Newcap, Inc., to communicate with any person, firm, or corporation and to obtain such information as it may require concerning the statements made in this application and agree that the application shall remain the property of Newcap Inc., whether or not the financial assistance herein requested is granted.

Grievance Procedure:You, as a HOME Program participant, may at some time during your program participation, have a complaint regarding the HOME Program, its operation, its contractors, or its staff. Should this occur, you are to contact the Complaint Officer. This may be done by telephone, personal contact, or written correspondence, either by you or your legal representative. If you choose to file a written complaint, please follow these procedures. Once the complaint has been received by Newcap, a meeting may be arranged, within seven (7) days, between you and the Complaint Officer to discuss the issue. If a mutually satisfactory resolution of the issue results from this meeting, a written report will be initiated stating the issue and its resolution. The written report will be approved by you and the Complaint Officer, and the matter will be considered closed. You may also request a hearing, if you so desire. This request must be in writing. Newcap will arrange for a formal hearing to take place within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision resulting from this hearing will be rendered in writing within sixty (60) days for receipt of the written complaint. Appeals should be addressed to: HOME Program - Complaint Officer 1201 Main Street Oconto, Wisconsin 54153

Authorizatons: Housing Counseling Authorization: I/We hereby authorize Newcap, Inc., to discuss pertinent information relating to credit history, past and present employment earning records, bank accounts, stock holdings, social security disability and benefits, and any other related assets that are needed to receive homeownership counseling. I/We further authorize Newcap to receive and/or know any documents and/or actions relating to our file. In addition, Newcap may, at its sole discretion, obtain a Credit Bureau Report to verify information submitted to help ascertain eligibility to receive down payment and closing cost assistance. It is understood that a photocopy of this form will also serve as authorization. The information the agency obtains is only to be used in the homeownership program. Authorization to Verify Information: I/We verify that the information on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I consent to the release of such information in order to qualify for Newcap's Homebuyer Program. I understand that providing false information or providing false statements may be grounds for denial of my application. I agree to provide verification of all income and assets as required by Newcap. I further authorize disclosure of all information that will verify my income and assets. Furthermore, I agree to complete the assigned budget worksheet. I/We authorize the release of information requested by Newcap in order to verify our eligibility for assistance and/or any other services offered by Newcap. This information may include inquiries about credit history, rental history, employment, income, pensions, assets, federal, state or local benefits, family composition, social security, residence history, etc. We further grant permission to Newcap to contact social services, financial institutions, landlords, employers, credit bureaus, courts, realtors, and other sources of information in order to facilitate our participation in services or programs available through Newcap. I/we further authorize the sharing of information, including, but not limited to, such documents as the Offer to Purchase, Loan Application, Third-Party Inspection and Appraisal, Verification of Human Services, and Verification of Disability, with social service agencies, financial institutions, real estate professionals, courts and attorneys, and other agencies, as listed in this application. I am aware that a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection must by completed by a Newcap HQS-certified inspector to receive funds for down payment and closing cost assistance. Defective and/or non-compliant code areas noted in the inspection must be addressed. By signing below, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the Grievance Procedure, Housing Counseling Authorization, and Authorization to Verify Information.

 

Homeowner Assistance (HCRI) Program

Provides assistance to low-income individuals who are in danger of losing their home to foreclosure by helping them catch up on mortgage payments.

Program Contact:

Deb Wiesner
Vice President of Asset Development
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Homeowner Assistance Program (HCRI- The Housing Cost Reduction Initiative) provides assistance to low-income individuals who are in danger of losing their home to foreclosure by helping them catch up on mortgage payments and past due property taxes.

For those homeowners who do not meet the eligibility criteria, there is still assistance available in the form of budget counseling, organizing and understanding the materials associated with foreclosure, and communicating with the mortgage company to attempt to work out any possible alternatives to foreclosure.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 80% of the County Median Income to qualify for foreclosure intervention; however, budget counseling services are available to all.  The homeowner must be behind on their mortgage payments, have the ability to pay their mortgage timely during and after assistance is received; as well as receive ongoing budgeting assistance.  The home must pass a housing quality standards inspection. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Applicant must call for a pre-qualification interview and fill out an application if eligible.

Judicare Referral Service

Service Contact:

Carrie Guarisco
Receptionist
1.800.242.7334

Counties Served:

  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Wisconsin Judicare Program issues cards that are valid for 1 year to enable low-income individuals to access legal services. The Judicare Program assists in the resolution of disputes or legal questions about bankruptcy, Social Security/SSI, family law, health, housing, income maintenance, and Indian Law- as funding is available. Wisconsin Judicare cannot pay for or provide legal services in criminal cases, juvenile matters, fee-generating cases, patents, traffic matters, ordinance violations, and other restricted types of cases.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Clients must live in 1 of the 33 northern-most counties of Wisconsin, be a U.S. citizen or lawful alien, have a total equity of liquid assets no higher than $1,500, and have a total equity of ALL assets (liquid and fixed) no higher than $4,000 for a family of 1 (increased by $500 for each family member). Clients must also have an income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines  established for their household size. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this service.

Application Process:

Clients complete an application, which is then forwarded to the Judicare office in Wausau for their approval. All applications are sent into Judicare for approval. Applicants will then receive a determination letter. If approved, a card will be issued and the original application mailed in. Clients are given a list of lawyers at the time of application, who will accept the Judicare card and are responsible for contacting a lawyer.

Newcap assists Judicare by supplying the applications and attorney list.  Newcap does not advocate for the client.

You may also visit Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., for further information.

Medical Mileage Reimbursement Program

Program Provides a reimbursement to those who drive participants for pre-approved medical mileage that are unable to take other transportation services that are offered in the area.

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Medical Mileage Reimbursement Program is intended for those recipients who are unable to take other transportation services that are offered in the area. Applicants must have explored all other options available to them before they are considered for the program. MMRP can offer a reimbursement rate of $0.30 per mile for those who drive participants for pre-approved medical mileage.

Eligibility Requirements:

Family income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants must be elderly (over the age of 60) or disabled and NOT be eligible for a Medicaid transportation program. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the participant recruits their own driver (who has a valid drivers license and insurance), completes the transportation voucher report, and submits it to Newcap within 30 days of the trip. Final determination of eligibility is at the Mobility Managers discretion. The participant and Mobility Manager must beet in person, to complete the application process. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Contact the program contact for an application. Complete an application and return it with the requested documentation. Please allow 7-10 business days for the application to be reviewed.

This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C  5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA 20.513)”

Mobility Management Program

Provides a coordinated community-wide transportation network that assists elderly and disabled individuals in finding the transportation resources available to them.

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Mobility Management Program is a coordinated community-wide transportation service network. The Mobility Manager assists elderly and disabled individuals in finding the transportation resources available to them. The Mobility Manager coordinates services through partnerships with other agencies.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Contact the Mobility Manager at the Newcap Oconto office with any questions regarding eligibility. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

For more information, contact the program contact. 

This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C  5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA 20.513)”

My Garage: A Community Project

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Announcing My Garage: A Community Project!

My Garage is a Newcap stability and self-sufficiency program, starting in Fall 2017, to provide simple repairs and maintenance on cars owned by elderly, disabled or low-income residents of Marinette and Oconto counties. Services will include oil changes, tire rotations, fuel pump replacements and simple fixes. As the program grows, so will the services offered. The repairs will be done in Wausaukee. Eligibility will be determined through Newcap. 

Benefit of this program:

  • Students are part of Youth Options already in mechanical classes at NWTC.
  • Repairs will be for a nominal fee; payment plans will be offered for larger items.
  • Newcap will eventually hire an ASE Certified Technician to perform more advanced repairs.
  • Newcap will work in cooperation with existing repair providers providing cross referrals based on eligibility. 
  • Workforce Development Enhancement: Businesses need properly trained workers. By having students doing hands-on, real-life work, they are better prepared when they exit.
  • Having a working, reliable vehicle assists elderly and/or disabled residents remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible, especially in rural areas of the state.
  • Keeping employed persons working is critical for their families, our economy, and business and industry. For those working at the bottom end of the pay scale, a disabled vehicle is an economic disaster and the cost of repairing it can be out of reach. 

Newcap Food Pantries

Provides emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation.

Program Contact:

Scott Nelson
Food Programs Director
1.920.836.4616

Counties Served:

  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Newcap Food Pantries Program is for emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation. Newcap food pantries serve individuals in each county with the food from the TEFAP program and donated food. One of the requirements of a pantry to receive TEFAP food is that they must match pound for pound TEFAP food. Our pantries must participate in food drives within our communities to accomplish their requirement.

Eligibility Requirements:

Recipients must be Wisconsin residents and live in the pantry’s service area. Clients must have an income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines established for their household size. Income is determined by self-declaration. Participants must show a picture ID each time they visit the food pantry. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this service. 

Application Process:

Pantry participants are asked to fill out a form and provide proof of residency, the number of dependents, names and birthdates of each household member (for a child that can be an immunization card, birth certificate, report card, etc.), and valid identification. Homeless persons may use the address of a local service agency.

Food Pantries:

  • Forest County
    Newcap
    212 North Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
  • Marinette County
    Newcap
    1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
  • Oconto County
    Newcap
    1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program

Provides long-term housing with supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities by reintegrating chronically homeless and other highly vulnerable homeless families and individuals with psychiatric disabilities or chronic health challenges into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.

Program Contact:

Nikki Skrobel
Housing Intake Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano

Program Description:

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program provides long-term housing with supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities by reintegrating chronically homeless and other highly vulnerable homeless families and individuals into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.  Newcap holds the lease on the unit and sublets the unit to the program participant.  The program participant pays 30% of their monthly adjusted income back to Newcap as occupancy fees.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family must meet HUDs definition of homeless and income must be at or below 30% of the County Median Income. Clients must have a disability. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Applicants should contact Newcap’s Oconto office for an assessment to determine preliminary eligibility.  Once initial eligibility is determined, the applicant is placed on the Prioritization List and offered assistance when a housing program becomes available.  Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by the length of time homeless and the severity of their need.

Rural Economic Area Development Initiative (READI) Program

Provides loans or grants to businesses to start or expand and to train workers.

Program Contact:
Jaime Johnson
Vice President of Real Estate
800.242.7334 

 

 

 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano

Newcap has recently been certified as a Community Development Organization and are assembling regions to apply for these development funds. 

Region 1: Marinette, Oconto and Florence counties;
Region 2: Shawano, Langlade, and Menominee counties; and
Region 3: Brown County.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these funds to our communities in order to create jobs and improve the lives of our residents and communities.   We are even more excited that, when repaid, these funds will get used over and over again for these goals in our area!

As a CDO, Newcap’s new Project Review Committees will make loans to eligible businesses and developers.  READI applications must include both an economic development project as well as a housing project.  We plan to include a jobs training component as well.  Grantees may receive up to $1 million, as follows: $500,000 for Economic Development, $300,000 for Workforce Housing, and $200,000 for Job Training. 

CDBG funding requires that all projects must meet one of three National Objectives; however, under READI, all projects must benefit of persons of low and moderate income (LMI).

1 Economic Development Priorities under READI: facilitate economic development and job creation for low to moderate income (LMI) persons.

2 Housing Priorities under READI: rehabilitate and/or expand housing stock in rural communities to ensure housing opportunities exist for low to moderate income households.

3 Job Training Priorities under READI: provide training resources and opportunities which ensure that LMI individuals have the necessary skills for the newly created positions.

Newcap is actively seeking economic development projects that are new or are expansions of existing businesses and are seeking additional funding for your project to get across the finish line!

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

A voluntary five-year program for families with Section 8 vouchers to aid them in becoming financially independent.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Contact:

Tina Woodworth
Housing Coordinator
1.800.242.7334

Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program Contact:

Erin Evosevich
Deputy Housing Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Iron
  • Langlade
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Price
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded housing program that provides rental subsidies to low-income families, senior citizens, handicapped, and disabled individuals who reside in rental housing to widen housing opportunities for lower income families by assisting them in obtaining adequate (decent, safe, and sanitary) and affordable housing. This will be accomplished through the utilization of the existing housing stock and by providing rental subsidies to offset the high cost of living.

If the applicant is approved, attendance at an interview/briefing session is required. During the briefing, the tenant is issued a voucher and also given a detailed explanation of the program and their responsibilities. When a tenant has located a unit and the owner accepts the voucher, an inspection is performed to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary under the Housing Quality Standard regulations.

If the unit passes, the owner and Newcap enter into a Housing Assistance Payment Contract, stating the amount of rental assistance to be paid on behalf of the tenant. The tenant and landlord enter into a lease agreement. The first lease must be 12 months. Each participant and rental unit undergo an annual recertification process.

Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program Description:

The Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary five-year program for families with Section 8 vouchers. The program helps families become financially independent. The main goal of the program is to help families obtain good jobs and earn enough money so they do not need public cash assistance.

Under the FSS Program, low-income families are guided to opportunities for education, job training, counseling, and other forms of social service assistance, while living in assisted housing, so that they can obtain the education, employment, and the business/social skills necessary for them to become self-sufficient. An individualized plan is developed for each family, determining their goals and what kind(s) of supportive services are needed to meet them.

The housing authority and Newcap, working with other community agencies, assist the family in getting these services. A unique feature of this program is that when a family’s earned income goes up, instead of merely reducing the amount of rent assistance they receive, an amount equal to the reduction in assistance is placed in an escrow savings account for the family. If and when the family completes the program, they receive the entire amount in this escrow account, plus interest, to use as they choose. 

Application Process:

A pre-application form is completed, and families who are deemed eligible are placed on an in-house waiting list for the next available voucher. At the time assistance is offered, the applicant is sent a Tenant Information Packet, Authorization for Release of Information Form, and a list of items to send in to verify their eligibility.

Additional Program Forms:

(print and submit to Newcap Oconto office)

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 50% of the County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

What number am I on the Section 8 waiting list?

To get this information, call toll-free 866-569-6301. You will be prompted to enter your birth date and Social Security number. You may also check online here.

SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery Initiative) Program

Assists individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless apply for SSI/SSDI.

Program Contact:

Kim Saunders
SOAR Case Manager
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The SOAR Program is a national model created by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) that assists individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless apply for SSI/SSDI. The individual has to have a serious mental illness or exhibit symptoms of a serious mental illness that impacts their ability to work at a substantial gainful level ($1,170 in 2017). It is also beneficial for that individual to be treated by a medical provider that can provide records of such illness.

Once an individual is enrolled in the program, the individual and the case manager work together to collect medical records and a report that is called a Medical Summary Report (MSR). The MSR is a “snap shot” of the individual applying that is an additional step to the traditional process of applying for SSI/SSDI. It creates a picture of who the individual applying for disability is and is not done in the “typical” application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

The following four characteristics represent key eligibility criteria for SSA disability benefits:

        • Applicant has a serious mental illness or exhibits symptoms and/or has serious physical illnesses that affect their ability to work at a substantial gainful level ($1,170/month)
        • The illness(es) or condition(s) have lasted or are expected to last for at least 12 months (or result in death)
        • Individual is currently exhibiting symptoms of mental illness or has periods with worsening of symptoms that prevents sustainable employment. For example:
          • Psychotic symptoms (positive or negative)
          • Depressive symptoms (decreased energy, lack of motivation, suicide attempts)
          • Manic symptoms (racing thoughts, disorganized thoughts)
          • Anxious feelings (paranoia, nervousness)
          • Cognitive deficits (brain injury, problems with concentration, memory, etc.)
          • History of trauma (history of abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, etc.
        • 4. For applicants with mental illness, they have marked restrictions in at least 2 of these functional areas:
          • Activities of daily living (personal hygiene, cleaning, transportation, etc.)
          • Social functioning (getting along with others, anger, avoidance, etc. )
          • Concentration, persistence and pace (as they related to the ability to complete tasks)
          • Repeated episodes of decompensation (hospitalizations, incarcerations, losing jobs/housing, etc.)

Application Process:

For questions or to apply call the Newcap Oconto Office to talk to the SOAR Case Manager. More information can be found at: http://soarworks.prainc.com

State Shelter Subsidy Grant (SSSG) Program

This program will assist a person experiencing homelessness with shelter in a nearby motel.

Program Contact:

Nikki Skrobel
Housing Intake Specialist 
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano

Program Description:

The State Shelter Subsidy Grant (SSSG) Program will assist a person experiencing homelessness with shelter in a nearby motel until the individual or family can link up with other support networks, family or friends or will be placed the prioritization list and will be served with various homeless programs offered in the appropriate county. The maximum stay is 3 days will depend on each individual situation.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 30% of County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Homeless individuals/families please see contact.

Steps to Success Program

Provides individuals with the opportunity to develop new skills or update and enhance current skills while continuing to work, by attending school part-time, as well as receiving individual career plan development assistant and long-term support as individuals work toward their career goals.

Program Contact:

Deb Wiesner
Vice President of Asset Development
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Steps to Success Program provides individuals with the opportunity to develop new skills or update and enhance current skills while continuing to work. Individuals attend school to increase their earning potential and explore career options. Newcap will help provide individual, confidential development of a career plan, assist with job skill activities, and provide long-term emotional support as the individual works towards goals. Newcap may assist with education-related expenses (tuition, books, miscellaneous fees, etc.), reimburse for training-related transportation, and/or assist with childcare costs while attending classes.</>

Eligibility Guidelines:

Clients must be working at least 20 hours per week with income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines established for their household size. The education or training must increase the participants earning potential by at least $3 per hour. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Fill out an online application and go through a screening process. Contact the Program Contact to set up an appointment.  Fill out Steps to Success online application here: 

Steps to Success Application

Steps to Success Application

Steps to Success Program Application

Personal Information

Family Income

Education

Career Goals

Child Care

Please fill out all questions in this section if you have children.

Transportation

Housing

Closing Questions

Signature: I certify that the information on this application is a true and complete statement of facts according to my best knowledge and belief. I further certify that I have read and understand the statements on this page and agree to them. I also understand that I may be asked to provide proof of any information give on this application form. I also understand that by signing this online application electronically that I agree to all terms.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program

Providing rental assistance to individuals/families experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Program Contact:

Nikki Skrobel
Housing Intake Specialist
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Brown (excluding the city of Green Bay)
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is a Housing First program providing rental assistance to individuals/families experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Priority is given to the disabled, those who have a disabled family member, low-income who are disabled or have a disabled family member, and those who are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming chronically homeless.  Preference is then given to applicants who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Eligible households must agree to actively participate in case management and be working toward housing stability based on the goals and objectives set on their Housing Stabilization Plan.  All eligible households will be assisted with such services as case management, transportation assistance with referrals to mental health services, AODA, and life skills training.  This program will focus on self-sufficiency and require all program beneficiaries to participate as a condition of rental assistance.  Program participants will not be terminated for failure to participate but will be reevaluated at six months to ensure that they are working toward self-sufficiency in order to continue with assistance.

If the applicant is approved, attendance at an interview/briefing session is required. If eligible, during the briefing, the tenant is issued a coupon and also given a detailed explanation of the program and their responsibilities. When a tenant has located a unit and the owner accepts the coupon, an inspection is performed to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary under the Housing Quality Standard regulations. If the unit passes, the owner and Newcap enter into a Housing Assistance Contract. The tenant and landlord enter into a lease agreement. The lease must be for at least 6 months.

Case Managers will conduct monthly visits or more if needed. Monthly appointments will focus on individual goals, landlord/tenant issues, employment concerns, financial management, or other goals identified through various assessments. Room-by-room inspections may be done as needed. Attendance at workshops focused on self-sufficiency may be mandated. Follow-up services will be provided to families exiting the program for up to 6 months.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Family income must be at or below 50% of the County Median Income. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Applicants should contact the Program Contact for an assessment to determine preliminary eligibility. Once initial eligibility is determined, the applicant is placed on the Prioritization List and offered assistance when a housing program becomes available in their community. Applicants are placed on the Prioritization List by the length of time homeless and the severity of their need.

The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Program

Provides emergency food supplies for households to food pantries and soup kitchens/shelters.

Program Contact:

Scott Nelson
Food Programs Director
1.920.836.4616

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Lincoln
  • Marathon
  • Marinette
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Program is for emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation. TEFAP supplies food pantries commodities as well as soup kitchens/shelters.

Pantries & Shelters in Service Area:

Brown County

        • Golden House Shelter
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 727, Green Bay, WI 54302
          Physical Address: 1120 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54302
          1.920.435.0100
          Hours: M-Sun.: Open 24 hours
        • Goodwill Place at First United Methodist Church
          Mailing Address: 501 Howe Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
          Physical Address: 518 Doty Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
          1.920.437.9252
          Hours: Tuesdays: 9AM-11AM
        • NEW Community Shelter and Meal Site
          301 Mather Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
          1.920.436.3766
          Hours: Shelter: M-Sun.: Open 24 hours; Meal Site: M-F: 5PM-6PM; Satur-Sun: 11:30AM-12:30PM
        • Resurrection Lutheran Food Pantry
          Mailing Address: 131 Garfield Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
          Physical Address: 1024 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303
          1.920.497.7052
          Hours: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursdays: 9AM-11AM & 4th & 5th Thursdays: 6PM-7PM
        • The Salvation Army
          626 Union Court, Green Bay, WI 54303 1.920.497.7053 1.920.497.7053
          Hours: Pantry: M-F: 8AM-4:30PM; Meal Site: M-F: 11:30AM-12:30PM (closed on holidays)
        • Mana for Life Food Pantry
          1545 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54308
          1.920.437.3629
          Hours: M-Th.: 10AM-2PM
        • Denmark Community Cupboard
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 283, Denmark, WI 54208
          Physcial Address: 126 Wisconsin Avenue, Denmark, WI 54208 1.920.863.8725
          Hours: 3rd Tuesday: 2PM-4PM

Florence County

        • St. Vincent De Paul Pantry
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92, Florence, WI 54121
          Physical Address: 400 Central Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 1.715.528.3068
          Hours: Tu,Th.&F: 9AM-5PM; W: 9AM-6PM; Satur.: 9AM-2PM (also by appointment)

Forest County

        • Newcap Crandon Food Pantry
          212 North Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
          1.715.478.3871
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM

Langlade County

        • Antigo Area Communtiy Food Pantry
          2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo, WI 54409
          1.715.623.1103
          Hours: Wed.: 11AM-1PM and Fri.: 1PM-3PM
        • White Lake Area Christian Food Pantry
          Mailing Address:P.O. Box 111, White Lake, WI 54491
          Physical Address: 638 Bissell Street, White Lake, WI 54491 1.715.882.2781
          Hours: 1st & 2nd Tuesdays: 9AM-11AM

Lincoln County

        • Community Food Pantry of Merrill
          502 Center Avenue, Merrill, WI 54452
          1.715.536.4505
          Hours: M-Th. 10AM-12PM

Marathon County

        • The Neighbor’s Place
          745 Scott Street, Wausau, WI 54403
          1.715.845.1966
          Hours: M,Tu,Th,&F: 10AM-2PM; W: 2PM-5PM

Marinette County

        • Newcap Marinette Food Pantry
          1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
          1.715.732.4171
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM
        • Peshtigo Food Pantry
          240 McCaag, Pestigo, WI 54157
          1.715.582.0389
          Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month: 10AM-12PM
        • Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry
          N15088 Cleveland Street, Amberg, WI 54102
          1.715.759.5920
          Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 10AM-12PM (on call as needed)
        • Rainbow House Shelter
          1530 Main Street, Marinette, WI 54143
          1.715.735.6656
          Hours: M-F: Open 24 hours

Oconto County

        • Newcap Oconto Food Pantry
          1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153
          1.920.834.4621
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM

Oneida County

        • Food Pantry Lakeland Center
          1707 US-51 N, Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
          1.715.358.2222
          Hours: Tu.: 8:30AM-11:30AM; Every Other Th.: 3:30PM-6PM
        • NATH: Frederick Place Shelter
          204 West Frederick Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
          1.715.369.9777
        • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
          607 Coon Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
          1.715.369.7237
          Hours: M: 1PM-2PM; W: 4PM-7PM; Satur.: 10:30AM-1PM
        • Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry
          6965 W. School Street, Three Lakes, WI 54562
          1.715.546.2192
          Hours: 1st, 2nd,& 4th Saturday: 10AM-11AM; 3rd Saturday: 9:30AM-11AM

Shawano County

        • Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center
          218 E. Richmond Street, Shawano, WI 54166
          1.715.526.5863
          Hours: M-F: 9AM-11:30AM

Vilas County

        • Community Food Pantry (at Community Church of Boulder Junction)
          10441 Main Street, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
          1.715.385.9350
          Hours: Th.: 10AM-11:30AM or 3:30PM-5PM (alternate weeks)
        • Vilas Food Pantry
          1013 Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
          1.920.284.9515
          Hours: Tu.: 3:30PM-5:15PM (1st & 3rd); W: 8:30AM-10A

The Van Program

A volunteer driver will drive Newcap's van and will transport riders to non-emergency medical appointments.

Program Contact:

Peggy Zielinski
Transportation Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

A volunteer driver will drive Newcap’s van and will transport riders to non-emergency medical appointments. If there are openings and drivers available, we will transport riders to other destinations.  Riders will be charged a trip fee plus per mile rate, please contact the Mobility Manager for details. Payment will be due before the trip starts. Medical trips will be a priority. This programs target population is: Elderly, Disabled, and Low income riders. Others will be serviced as availability allows (fee’s will be slightly higher).

Eligibility Guidelines:

This program is targeting elderly, disabled and low income residents for services. Household income must be at or less 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Elderly is 60 years or older- disabled receiving SSDI, or disabled per a doctor. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Potential riders will need to contact the program contact, complete a short questionnaire (over the phone).  Any rides will need to be scheduled no less then 2 business days before transport.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Provides home weatherization assistance services to low-income individuals or families homes by receiving utility assistance through the State of Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Energy, public benefits, and WHEAP.

Program Contact:

Val Filz
Vice President of Energy Services
1.800.242.7334 

Counties and Tribes Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Mole Lake / Sokaogon / Chippewa
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Oneida Nation
  • Shawano
  • Stockbridge-Munsee

Program Description:

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources. The Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program is funded with a combination of state and federal funds including U.S. Department of Energy, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and state Public Benefits funding.  The Weatherization Assistance Program helps homeowners and renters reduce energy consumption while increasing comfort in their homes.  Weatherization improvements may also make the home’s environment healthier and safer.

Once eligibility has been established, the client will be contacted by one of Newcap’s certified Energy Auditors who will perform a comprehensive energy audit on the home to determine what energy efficiency measures can be done within the scope of the program. Upon completion of the energy audit a Weatherization crew will be scheduled to come to the home to perform the work prescribed by the audit under the careful supervision of a Field Coordinator.   Energy efficiency measures may include insulating of attics, sidewalls, and crawlspaces or basements; sealing air leaks; repair or replacing inefficient furnaces or boilers; installing energy saving products such Energy Star rated light bulbs, refrigerators and/or freezers. A sign-off of acceptable work is required from the owner or renter of the property, with quality control performed on a percentage of the completions.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Must have an annual income at or below 60% of the State Median Income Guidelines and have applied for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (Energy Assistance). Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Client may fill out an online Request for Weatherization or call the Oconto office and ask for Julie Eichman, Energy Services Administrative Assistance or ask to speak with the Weatherization Department. 

If you wish to fill out an online Request for Weatherization, please do so here: 

Request for Weatherization Assistance Application

Request for Weatherization Assistance Application

Request for Weatherization Assistance

Requirements:1. Household must have applied for Energy Assistance.2. Please hat the person who applied for Energy Assistance also complete this Request for Weatherization.

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WIOA Adult & Dislocated Workers Service Program

Assists individuals obtain employment or assistance with additional training to retain or advance the individual's employment opportunities.

Program Contact:

Lynn Ratzburg
Employment & Training Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program assists individuals obtain employment or assistance with additional training to retain or advance the individual’s employment opportunities. Newcap has WIOA Career Service Specialists located at the Marinette County Job Center, Oconto County Job Center and on a itinerate schedule at the Florence County Job Center.

The responsibilities of the WIOA Career Service Specialists include the following:

      • Provide WIOA and Job Center services orientations to individuals
      • Determine eligibility for individuals referred to the WIOA program
      • Review customer prerequisite for training, including career planning and labor market information
      • Provide training information, assist with training application process including financial aide
      • Create a service strategy to obtain occupational goals with assistance of WIOA services
      • Coordinate and refer to other Job Center partners or community resources for additional services as necessary
      • Provide employment search assistance upon completion of training
      • Provide support services and follow-up services

Application Process:

The application process varies based on services needed. Contact your local Job Center for additional information.

Job Centers:

  • Marinette County Job Center
    1605 University Drive, Marinette, WI 54143
    1.715.732.7840
  • Oconto County Job Center
    1201 Main Street, Oconto WI 54153
    1.920.834.4621
  • Florence County Job Center
    2030 Calvary Drive, Niagara, WI 54151
    1.715.589.1075

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance (WHEAP) Program

Provides assistance with heating costs to low-income Wisconsin residents.

Program Contact:

Linda Duff
WHEAP Program Advisor/Crandon Office Coordinator
1.715.478.3871

Counties Served:

  • Forest

Program Description:

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance with heating costs to low-income Wisconsin residents. Households that experience a fuel crisis may be eligible for crisis supplement and/or co-payment benefits.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Clients must have an income at or below 60% of the State Median Income Guidelines established for their household size. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Households complete an initial and crisis application at the Newcap office in Crandon and the senior meal centers. Outreach is provided to homebound households.

Work-N-Wheels Program

Provides help to income-eligible individuals with assistance in obtaining an affordable, dependable vehicle in order to get to work-related activities.

Program Contact:

Dave Leisner
Transportation Coordinator
920.591.1500 or 1.800.242.7334

Counties Served:

  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Work-N-Wheels Program is designed to help currently employed, income-eligible individuals with assistance in obtaining an affordable, dependable vehicle in order to get to work-related activities.  Eligible individuals may receive a no-interest loan for up to $5,000 to purchase a vehicle.  Loans are made with a maximum repayment time period of 34 months and payments of $150 per month.  A downpayment of 9%-10% is required.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Must have an annual income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, actively employed and the vehicle must be required for work-related activities. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program. 

Application Process:

Client must fill out an online application and go through a screening process. Fill out online application here. 

Work-N-Wheels Application

Work-N-Wheels Application

Preliminary Information

Participant Information

Household Members

Household Income

Please list your MONTHLY income.

Employment History

Transportation Information

Monthly Budget for Entire Household

Remember this budget is for one month only; do not include past due bills in your one month's budget.