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Certified Resource Specialists are available to help individuals and families connect with health and mental health services, social services, financial assistance, nutrition programs, and more. Specialists are available Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 6 PM and can be reached by phone, text, email, live chat, and Facebook Messenger.
USBG National Charitable Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
For bartenders, bar backs, or cocktail servers who need financial support, you can apply to the USBG National Charitable Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.USBG members is not required to receive funds. https://www.usbgfoundation.org/covid-19-response
National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council is expanding its Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund to provide stipends to fire and EMS personnel who have lost jobs or wages due to COVID-19 related illness, quarantine, or volunteer response activities. Individuals can receive up to $350 if they have suffered over a $500 loss. There is no deadline, but you must apply within 60 days of the loss.
Income threshold raised for emergency food pantry program during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Households with incomes below 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL) are now eligible to receive a monthly share of locally grown, Grade-A foods that include meat, vegetables, fruit, juice, and more from a TEFAP food pantry. For a household of one, that income threshold is $38,280. The larger the household, the higher the income threshold. Learn more here
Vouchers for Lyndon Station Families
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station has started a voucher program to help families and persons in need in the Lyndon Station area due to illness, job loss, or other problem. The program has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Vouchers can be used for groceries, gas, and carry out food from Lyndon Station businesses.
Governor Evers Suspends Utility Rules for Those who Cannot Afford Their Bills
Utilities in the state are regulated to take the following actions for the duration of the emergency:
Stop utility disconnection for nonpayment for all customers, including commercial, industrial, and farm accounts. Previously this applied to residential accounts only;
Cease assessing late fees to customer accounts;
Halt the practice of requiring deposits from customers for reconnection of service;
Allow deferred payment agreements for all customers who request them;
Remove any administrative barriers for customers establishing or reestablishing utility service; and
Authorize water utilities to provide budget billing arrangements to customers. Electric and natural gas utilities are allowed to do this under current rules.
If your family income has changed throughout the community response to COVID 19, you may be eligible for benefits. Call 608-847-9375 today.
Expensify.org/hunger to reimburse families in need during COVID-19 crisis
Expensify.org is uniquely positioned to help families in need immediately. Until today, this fund was focused on paying off kids' "lunch debts", but with schools closed around the nation, that isn't the top priority. Instead, we're devoting everything to a new program: matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family.