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.

Individuals looking for employment transportation can find agencies associated with the county in which they live by downloading the 2022 WETAP Contacts.

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. Improving 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.

2023 Application

The CY2023 WETAP application is open. Applications must be submitted though the online grants management system, BlackCat - https://widot.blackcattransit.com/

If you do not have a username, please email Katie Patterson (katherine.patterson@dot.wi.gov) with the following information and we will get you signed up.

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Organization Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Applications are due November 19th.

Additional details can be found in theApplication Guid​elines.

2022 Awards

Maps and contacts:

Previous years' grants:


Diane Paoni
(608) 266-1402​