River Falls Public Library


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 10am-8pm, Fr 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm

River Falls Community care
Financial / Legal Resources

River Falls COVID-19 Community Care
Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information
Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits.

Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance

Hiring Now

Express Personnel
1561 Commerce Court, Suite 110
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

St. Croix Valley Job Center​
704-B North Main St
River Falls, WI 54022

River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Job Search

Bill / Financial Assistance

Angel Foundation - Cancer Treatment Assistance
1155 Centre Pointe Dr, Ste 7
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Created Angel In Action fund to help lessen the financial burden of the pandemic. $500/per grant for basic needs. Any remaining funds will provided ongoing stability for patients living/treated in seven county metro area. Can donate online and/or e-mail them to volunteer or apply for funds.

Artist Relief
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

​Arts Board Wisconsin
​Includes financial resources for artists.

ARC - Area Resource Center

City of River Falls Bill Payment Assistance

Foundation for Rural Housing
​Homeless prevention – security deposit, mortgage, rental, utility, and property tax assistance

Pierce County Economic Support
​412 W. Kinne St.
Ellsworth, WI 5401
​715-273-6766 or 715-273-6770

Pierce County Energy Assistance Program

River Falls Municipal Utilities
RFMU has a slate of programs for income eligible customers to reduce their energy burden and continue their education.
Contact Mike Noreen mnoreen@RFCITY.ORG or 715-505-3539 if you have questions.

​St Croix County Economic Support
​1752 Dorset Ln
New Richmond, WI 54017

On July 14, 2020, St. Croix County in partnership with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) launched the COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program. This new loan program was created to help businesses in the county that are experiencing unanticipated financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The press release, information about the program and link to the  application can be found on the St. Croix County website. I’ve included links below.


​525 2nd St
Glenwood City, WI 54013
715-265-4271 or1-800-606-9227

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is partnering with members of the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association, as well as Energy Services, Inc., to assist eligible renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent, utilities, and/or other housing stability.

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance to help with current and/or overdue bills.​

Your household may qualify if at least one or more individuals in your home meet the following:

1) Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, experienced major costs, or experienced financial struggles due to COVID-19;

2) Demonstrates a risk of being evicted or losing your ho​me; and,

3) Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the county median​.​

​Want to Apply?​
Information about the Wisco​nsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including how to apply for assistance, is available in two convenient ways:

  • Your local community action agency -
  • ​Emergency Services, Inc at 1-833-900-9372 or

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program
1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947)
​Administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. WHEAP and its related services are aimed to assist Wisconsin households in reducing their energy burden.

4/15/2020 - Updates on Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and River Falls Municipal Utilities Low Income Programming

Income qualification has changed. Eligibility is now based on the previous one month of a household’s income, rather than the previous three months. This is a permanent change.

The application deadline has been eliminated. Historically, applications for energy assistance were only taken between October 1 and May 15. For 2020, this deadline has been eliminated.

  • If you live in Pierce County call the Pierce County Energy Assistance Program at 715-272-6788
  • If you live in St. Croix County call WestCap at (800) 606-9227 or (715) 265-4271
  • For more information online go to:

We adjusted our energy assistance eligibility requirements and processes as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. The application process can now be done via mail, online or over the phone depending on what county you live in. Energy Assistance provides bill pay support for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crises.

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
Where to apply PDF

Information on rent assistance.

Tax Information

River Falls Public Library Tax Information
Filing date extended to July 15, 2020

Landlord/Tenant Information

Tenant Resource Center COVID-19 Response

Wisconsin State Law Library - Landlord/Tenant Information

Personal Finance

Family Means Consumer Credit Counseling Services
1875 Northwestern Ave S
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-439-4840 or 1-800-780-2890
Provides  counseling and therapy services via phone and email at this time.  Provides financial solutions for those in need with debt and unemployment.               

Bill pay assistance RFMU