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.
Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program Open for 2024 Grant Applications October 13, 2023 to November 30, 2023
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is pleased to sponsor the Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP). This is an annual competitive grant program combining state and federal funding sources into one coordinated program to help local areas address transportation needs for low-income workers. Lack of transportation is a significant barrier to getting and keeping jobs for low-income workers. Improving transportation options can improve the economic outcomes for these workers.
The WETAP program focuses on funding activities that support the following:
New or expanded transportation services that address the employment-related transportation needs of eligible low-income workers;
Shared solutions such as ridesharing, public transportation expansion, vanpools, or carpools;
Individual solutions, such as car repair or used car loan programs;
Coordinated transportation solutions based on a local planning process involving local stakeholder in order to address service gaps and avoid duplication.
This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), state funds from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and state funds from WisDOT.
Calendar Year 2024 Application
The 2024 WETAP application period is open between October 13, 2023 and noon on November 30, 2023. Applications must be submitted though the online grants management system, BlackCat - Wisconsin - Log In (blackcattransit.com).
Contact WETAP@dot.wi.gov with the following information to receive login credentials:
- Organization Address
- Phone Number
- Email Address
Maps and contacts:
Previous years' grants: