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.

Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program Re-opens for 2025 Grant Applications - Fall 2024

​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 t​ransportation 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.

​Details about the grant requirements and application process are available in the WETAP Application Guidelines.​​​

Maps and contacts:
Previous years' grants:

Diane Paoni
(608) 266-1402​