East Central Consortia. A group of county agencies that determine enrollment and ongoing case management. Consortia determine eligibility for Food Share, Badger Care, Medicaid, Child Care Subsidy or Caretaker Supplement.
Administers economic benefit programs including healthy start, food stamp program, and medical assistance. Also administers the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program which is one-time benefit payment for each heating session. Intended to help you pay a portion of your heating costs. Can either rent/own home, and can qualify even if heat is included in rent or wood is a heat source. Public Benefits Program has enabled the Energy Program to expand services to assist with non-heating electric costs. Applicants must meet eligibility guidelines, which change each year.