Southwest Cap offers a variety of support programs.
* Business Development - help starting and growing businesses.
* Leadership through Innovative Flexible Transportation (LIFT) coordinates existing transportation services throughout Southwest Wisconsin. We are a community-based initiative serving the commuting, aging, disabled and low income populations in the region
* The Emergency Transitional Housing Program (ETH) provides rental assistance to individuals/families that are literally homeless. When an applicant is eligible, a portion of their rent will be paid through SWCAP 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.
* ETH Program is comprised of two different subcategories:
1. Emergency Homeless Assistance Program: Security Deposit + Rent
2. Emergency Rent Assistance Program: Rent Arrears + Ongoing Rent
* Rapid Re-Housing Program (RRHP) - program provides those who are income eligible, homeless or facing imminent homelessness the opportunity to relocate quickly into permanent housing. Funding provides security deposit funding as well as funds to cover a portion of rent for several months after their relocation. Clients are provided with case management services so that they can increase their employability, increase and budget their household income, access appropriate available social services, and learn the responsibilities and benefits of being a good tenant.
* Emergency Shelter Program (ESP) - families or individuals who face homelessness are provided with a short term, safe and worm place to stay (shelter space availability rules apply) as well as food, mentoring, and case management. Often they receive additional services in the form of housing needs upon leaving shelter.
* Permanent Supportive Housing Program (SHP) - funding provides those that are disabled in our communities and their families the opportunity to participate in a program that commits to longer term rental assistance in order to help those that are most needy break the cycle of homelessness. Qualified persons who are facing homelessness can receive a long term rental subsidy as well as case management services that will address psychological, and treatment assistance and referrals. In addition, those who are able to supplement their income through employment will be provided with assistance in training and employment search.
* Skills Enhancement - Assist people with training programs that enable them to qualify for higher-paying jobs - full-time jobs with benefits and the opportunity for advancement. Funding and Assistance Available For:
Tuition & books
Travel / transportation.
* WI Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) - During 2020, SWCAP will be receiving Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds through the CARES Act. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent or security deposit. The SWCAP program will provide funding to eligible individuals residing in the Wisconsin counties of Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland.
* SWCAP is now taking Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds to help those negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent or security deposit. Please fill out the online application form
In general, an applicant must be an adult resident of Wisconsin, with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of the application or the prior month. For those eligible, the program may provide direct financial assistance for rent owed and/or security deposits. The program will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program will expire once CARES funding is exhausted.