Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information
Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits.
1561 Commerce Court, Suite 110
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
St. Croix Valley Job Center
704-B North Main St
River Falls, WI 54022
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 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
Foundation for Rural Housing
Homeless prevention – security deposit, mortgage, rental, utility, and property tax assistance
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
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 home; and,
3) Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the county median.
Want to Apply?
Information about the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including how to apply for assistance, is available in two convenient ways:
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program
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.
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.
River Falls Public Library Tax Information
Filing date extended to July 15, 2020
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.
Please note that this compilation of
community resources is a work in progress.
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Thank you for helping our community
during this difficult time.
Judicare Wisconsin COVID-19 FAQs
715-842-1681 or 800-472-1638
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, Wisconsin Judicare's office is closed to the public. If you are applying for services, please note that processing times for applications may be longer than usual. Messages and emails will continue to be monitored, but response times may vary.
St. Croix County Free Legal Clinic