Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program

Only non-profit organizations will need user names and passwords to the BlackCat database. The Wisconsin Employment Transportation Grant is open to Non-Profit agencies within the state of Wisconsin.

Do you have a low-income and need assistance getting to work or to post high school job training or educational opportunities?  See this list of contacts in​ your county who may be able to help.

The Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) represents an effort to connect low-income workers with jobs through enhanced local transportation services. Lack of transportation is a significant barrier to getting and keeping jobs for low-income workers. Improv​ing transportation services can improve the economic outcomes among these workers and the state.

The WETAP program encourages long-term solutions by providing funding for demonstration grants to cover the expenses of early start-up and development stages of an effective transportation solution. This program integrates state and federal funding (Formula Grants for Urban and Rural Areas) into one application. The goal of this program is for local areas to work together in a collaborative process ​to assess the transportation needs for low-income workers and develop options for addressing those needs. For purposes of WETAP funding, low-income is defined as family income that is less than 150% Fede​ral Poverty Level.

Nonprofit Grant Applications

​The 2023 grant cycle is now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2023 for information about applying for the 2024 grant cycle.

Maps and contacts:

Previous years' grants:


Diane Paoni
(608) 266-1402​