Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program

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% Federal Poverty Level.

2021 Grant Application

The 2021 WETAP Grant Application is available to nonprofit organizations providing employment transportation for low income workers in Wisconsin. The 2021 WETAP Grant Application is available now through the WisDOT’s online grant management system BlackCat® Grant Management System. Additional information can found in the 2021 WETAP application guidelines.

Maps and contacts:

Previous years' grants:

Contact:

Judy Egnor
judy.egnor@dot.wi.gov
(608) 266-8968