Financial Assistance

​Financial Assistance

Economic Support/ Income Maintenance UnitDepartment of Human Services: 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.
Marquette County Economic Support Division
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
East Central Consortia (888) 256-4563

Emergency Assistance through W2:
Financial: contact the Marquette County W2 resource worker with questions or to fill out an application on.
Rental: Offers assistance for families with a minor child/children in the home who are impending homelessness or have been served an eviction notice.
Energy: Offers assistance to families who have a impending disconnect notice, who either have a child under the age of 5 years, or a household member with medical needs that without the gas/electric/water in poses an immediate threat to danger.
(800) 771-8420

Salvation  Army: May provide vouchers for individuals and families who have emergency financial needs. They may help with rent, mortgage, and some utilities. For assistance with rent: Client will need a letter from the Landlord stating that there will be no eviction in the next 30 days. Mortgage assistance: client will need a copy of Mortgage bill/payment, will need clients contact information (including social security numbers), will need name of company, account number, and address where payment should be sent. Utility assistance will only be provided if it can be shown that all other measures have been taken and other resources have been explored.  Salvation Army Brochure Marquette County
140 Lake St
Montello, WI 53949

Additional Resources


ADVOCAP:  Collaborates with various organization to enhance the quality of life, reduce poverty, and increase self-sufficiency in communities. Service include affordable housing, business development, employment & training, food & nutrition, home energy conservation, transportation, head start, and various volunteer opportunities.

Budda-Box, inc.  We are a non-profit organization that help cancer people who are residents of Marquette County. Budda Box is made up of seven volunteers, President, Vice President, secretary and treasurer, plus three board members. Our mission statement is “To assist with the needs of persons who have been diagnosed with cancer and are resident of Marquette County. “ We provide both financial and emotional support.
PO Box 97
Montello, Wisconsin 53949

Community Development Block Grant (CDBS) Housing Program:  Offered through MSA. Low to median income homeowner grants designed to assist with purchase or improving homes.  Expert services include: outreach, project maintenance, financial maintenance, discovery of funding opportunities, and coordination of applications.

  • Beaver Dam Office
    201 Corporate Drive
    Beaver Dam, WI 53916
    (800) 552-6330 or (920) 887-4242
  • Baraboo Office
    1230 South Blvd
    Baraboo, WI 53913
    (608) 356-2771 or (800) 362-4505

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council:  Fights poverty by creating opportunities.  Services include: Community Development  Block Grant, Crisis assistance, emergency food & shelter, and the emergency shelter grand: which includes project chance, a supportive housing program, and get smart skills enhancement program. Serves Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, and Sauk counties.
1000 Hwy 13
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-8353

United States Department of Agriculture: Farm Service Agency: Serves to provide all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners with a safety net to ensure the continuation of agricultural business throughout Wisconsin. Services include: Aerial photography, conservation programs, disaster assistance and energy programs, farm loans, commodity operations, cost share programs, environmental and cultural resource compliance.                                               630 South Street
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-6474, Ext 2

Forward Services Corporation: Emergency Utility assistance
(800) 771-8420

Foundation for Rural Housing Inc:  Assists low-income families in obtaining adequate, safe and sanitary housing, water and waste water service, and community development that is needed. Programs include: senior cooperative homes, volunteer senior home repair, critical assistance with security deposits, delinquent rent, mortgage payment, property taxes, and utility bills.
PO Box 314
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 238-3448 or (888) 400-5974

Harvest of Hope Fund: Run by the Madison Christian Community. This fund is a Wisconsin family farm crisis fund. It provides gifts to farm families who need financial assistance to meet emergency needs for food, home heating fuel, medical or veterinary expenses, electric power cut-offs, climatic conditions, feed for cattle, machinery repair, retraining, purchase of seed, fertilizer, fuel and other supplies needed for planting.
7118 Old Sauk Rd
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 836-4633

Home Loan Program – Options for independent living Inc.: Single-Family Housing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and the division of housing. Program offers deferred payment no interest loans for accessibility modification and home repairs. Requires that the person have low – moderate household income, be elderly or disabled, and own their own home. Minimum cost of project is $1000.  Loan must be paid when the property is sold, transferred, or ceases to be borrows primary residence.

  • Green Bay Office
    555 Country Club Road
    Green Bay, WI 54313
    (920) 490-0500 or (888) 465-1515
  • Fox Valley Office
    2331 E Lourdes Drive, Room 208
    Appleton, WI 54914
    (920) 997-9999 or (920) 882-9309

Operation Round -Up: Operated by Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative. Money is gathered from those Co-op members who round their bills up and contribute a few cents every month.  Funds are then used to provide emergency assistance to those in the Adams-Columbia service area.
To contribute: (800) 831-8629

PAN Foundation: The Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing under-insured patients with financial assistance though more than 50 disease-specific funds.
PO Box 30500
Bethesda, MD 20824

Renewal Unlimited : Provides Domestic Violence with housing. Rapid rehousing for those who are homeless and homelessness prevention if facing eviction. Tenant based rental assistance to assist those applying for disability. Down payment assistance fi purchasing your first home. Also offers early Headstart and Headstart services. Services provided in Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, and Sauk Counties.
2900 Red Fox Run
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-5329 or (800) 344-7543 

Social Security Administration: Delivers financial support regarding retirement benefits, social security disability insurance (SSDI), supplemental security income (SSI), and survivors benefits. Also assists with obtaining new social security cards, address, and name changes.
400 City Center, Ste B
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(877) 445-0834
TTY (800) 325-0778

The HealthWell Foundation: HealthWell provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, co-payments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.
PO Box 489
Buckeystown, MD 21717

ThedaCare Family of Foundations: Consists of eight foundations found throughout the ThedaCare service area.

  • ThedaCare Foundation-Berlin: Funds available to help area children, adults, and families who are diagnosed with a serious medical, dental, or mental health condition and lack the financial resources to help themselves.
  • Hospice Foundation: Provides special grants and funding for individuals and families dealing with the emotional, medical, and financial demands of terminal illness.
  • Peabody Heritage Foundation: Assists ThedaCare’s living facilities provide residents with the care they need, even when finances are limited.

United States Department of Agriculture USDA – Rural Development:  Offers loans, grants, and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, healthcare, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric, and communication infrastructures.

  • RD Home Loans: Serviced by a Customer Service Center (CSC). Which provided mortgage loans and grants to individuals in rural areas throughout the US.

5417 Clem’s Way
Stevens Point, WI 54482
(715) 345-7600

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD:  Sponsored housing counseling agencies that can provide advice on buying or renting a home, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.  A complete list of counseling agencies in Wisconsin can be found on

WHEDA – Property Tax Deferral Loan Program:  Works with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement a low-cost financing program. Program includes assistance with agricultural and small business loans, homeownership and rental unit financing.
201 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-7884 or (800) 334-6873

Other organizations that may assist with medical affairs: