Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
February 2005
2005 State Shelter Subsidy Grant Program Grants Awarded

The State Shelter Subsidy Grant Program (SSSG) was initiated by the legislature in 1985. In August 2003, responsibility for administration of the program was transferred to the Department of Commerce Division of Community Development, Bureau of Housing.

In September 2004, applications for SSSG funds were made available for generic emergency shelter programs. The SSSG allocation for 2005 is $1,131,000. The Bureau of Housing (BOH) supplements the SSSG allocation with revenues from the Interest Bearing Real Estate Trust Account (IBRETA). Historically, the IBRETA supplement has averaged $369,000 annually. However, the IBRETA revenues in 2004 were substantially less than in previous years. Therefore, the BOH will utilize $193,777 in IBRETA funds to supplement the 2005 SSSG allocation thus raising the total funds to be awarded to $1,324,777. The total request for funding was $2,398,643.

The grant is designed to provide up to 50% of the operating budget of a generic homeless shelter facility or homeless voucher program for the 2005 contract period. The purpose of the State Shelter Subsidy Grant Program is to provide supplemental funding to homeless shelter programs that have need for additional funding because of one of the following:

  1. The renovation or expansion of an existing shelter facility
  2. The development of an existing building into a shelter facility
  3. The expansion (or development) of shelter services
  4. The inability of a shelter program to obtain adequate funding to continue an existing level of shelter services.

The program is open to government, private nonprofit or some for-profit agencies.

Grants are made on a formula based on the number of shelter nights provided by the respective areas; Milwaukee receives 27.7 percent (27.7%) of the funds available or $366,607; Madison receives 19.3 percent (19.3%) or $255,440; and Balance of State grantees receive 53 percent (53%) or $702,730. The distribution of the funds for the Balance of State agencies is determined by totaling the projected number of shelter nights for 2005, adjusting the figures based on past year's reporting and calculating each agency's percentage of the total. That percentage is then applied to the Balance of State amount to determine each grantee's award. Agencies that provide less than .30 percent (.30%) of the total received a flat $2,550 award.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY
AWARD
REQUEST
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH)
HCH coordinates the administration of the State Shelter Subsidy funds for six shelter programs in Milwaukee County.
$366,607
$366,607
 
American Red Cross
$30,000
$30,000
 
Community Advocates
$50,000
$50,000
 
Social Development Commission
$55,000
$55,000
 
Salvation Army
$90,000
$90,000
 
Guest House
$86,607
$86,607
 
Hope House of Milwaukee
$55,000
$55,000
DANE COUNTY
AWARD
REQUEST
Salvation Army - Madison
The Salvation Army administers the grant to Dane County. Six agencies coordinate homeless services.
$255,440
$271,040
  Madison Interfaith Hospitality Network
$11,000
$11,000
  Middleton Outreach Ministry
$2,550
$25,000
  Porchlight, Inc.
$74,000
$74,000
  Port St. Vincent
$4,500
$4,500
  Salvation Army
$130,980
$140,000
  YWCA
$32,410
$32,410
BALANCE OF STATE
AWARD
REQUEST
ADVOCAP
Fond du Lac - for Green Lake County
$ 2,550
$40,500
Bethany House of Hospitality
Fond du Lac - Fond du Lac County
$12,500
$47,000
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council
Lake Delton - Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau and Sauk County
$ 3,500
$4,300
Community Action, Inc. of Rock/Walworth Counties
Janesville, Beloit and Delavan - Rock and Walworth Counties
$84,130
$120,434
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin
Jefferson County
$2,550
$3,000
Dunn County Interfaith Volunteers, Inc
House of Hope, Menomonie - Dunn County
$10,000
$14,900
Eau Claire Interfaith
Eau Claire County
$16,000
$24,700
Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley
Appleton - Outagamie County
$67,000
$88,750
Families First
Tomah - Monroe County
$2,550
$41,532
Forward Service Corporation
Rhinelander - Oneida County
$2,550
$2,000
Harbor House Crisis Center
Superior - Douglas County
$12,000
$46,500
Hebron House
Waukesha - Waukesha County
$44,500
$80,250
Kenosha County Interfaith and Human Concerns Network
Kenosha County
$26,000
$100,000
Menominee Tribe
Keshena, Menominee County
$16,750
$25,592
New Beginnings
Beaver Dam, Dodge County
$3,200
$3,500
NEWCAP
Oconto - Oconto and Marinette Counties
$2,550
$15,000
New Community Shelter
Green Bay - Brown County
$60,000
$80,000
New Freedom Ministries
Green Bay - Brown County
$14,000
$200,000
Northwest WI Community Services Agency
Superior - Douglas County
$16,300
$44,612
Polk County Housing Collaborative
Balsam Lake - Polk County
$8,000
$18,438
Red Cliff Chippewa
Red Cliff - Bayfield County
$11,000
$11,000
St. Vincent de Paul
Brown County
$13,600
$71,963
Salvation Army - La Crosse
La Crosse County
$49,000
$140,514
Salvation Army - Fox Cities
Appleton - Outagamie County
$16,200
$50,000
Salvation Army - Grace Place
Somerset - St. Croix County
$6,800
$35,000
Salvation Army - Sheboygan
Sheboygan County
$18,000
$32,987
Salvation Army - Siren
Burnett County
$2,550
$20,562
Salvation Army - Stevens Point
Portage County
$37,250
$80,000
Salvation Army - Waukesha
Waukesha County
$32,000
$50,000
Salvation Army - Wausau
Marathon County
$22,550
$40,000
Starting Points, Inc.
Chippewa Falls - Chippewa County
$4,650
$35,500
Stockbridge Munsee Community
Bowler - Shawano County
$3,700
$6,517
United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), Inc.
57 county voucher program
$60,000
$60,000
Washington County Red Cross
Hartford - Washington County
$3,300
$6,000
Western Dairyland EOC
Independence - Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Jackson County
$15,500
$94,945
 
AWARD
REQUEST
BALANCE OF STATE TOTAL
$702,730
$1,735,996
TOTAL OF STATE
$1,324,777
$2,398,643

--Judy Wilcox

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