The Office of Economic Support provides a wide scope of services; General Assistance, Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), FoodShare, FoodShare and Employment Training (FSET), Medical Assistance (MA – Badercare), Kinship Care Program, Child Care Services, Energy Assistance (LIEAP/WHEAP), and Children First Program.
- Energy Assistance (WHEAP)
The Lac du Flambeau Economic Support Office administers the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) Program. WHEAP provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.
- Food Share
- TANF(Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
- General Assistance
- Children First
- Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
- Support Services Loan and Emergency Services
Office Phone: (715) 588-4235
Office Fax: (715) 588-2413
Monday - Friday
7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
William Wildcat, Sr. Community Center
418 Little Pines Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
P.O. Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
The tribal TANF is a federally funded program that is established for families. Applicants must have physical placement of their child/children and the children must reside in the home of the applicant. The service are for TANF is Vilas, Oneida, Price and Iron counties. Consumers residing off the reservation must be a Lac du Flambeau tribal member and/or be a descendant of a Lac Du Flambeau tribal member. TANF is a work participation program with minimum eligibility requirements. Income requirements states a customer must be at or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines
The Children First Program is an employment and training program to promote the financial responsibility that a non-custodial parent (NCP) has toward his/her child/children. The Children First Program is state funded with a primary goal and opportunity for NCP’s to become successfully employed and to successfully meet their child support obligations. The Program gives non-custodial parent, the custodial parent, along with the child/children, the opportunity to become self-sufficient through the successful compensation of child support payments.
The Kinship Care Program assists relatives who have had child/children placed in their care through the courts or Indian Child Welfare. The eligibility requirements are mandated by statue.
Child Care Assistance is state funded. Must be income based eligibility for your family size. One may be eligible for financial assistance if; you work, are less than 20 years old and enrolled in high school and/or an equivalency program, are a W-2/TANF participant, or are participating in Food Share Employment and Training work search or work experience programs. (Financial Assistance may be used for a licensed day care center, a home, a child care run by a public school or a neighbor, relative, or friend who becomes certified for health and safety standards may provide child care services.)
Energy Assistance (LIEAP) after hours contact: Gloria Cobb (715) 614-4352 . In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The FoodShare program is state funded supplemental program to assist families as well as single adults whose resources do not meet the food purchasing needs of the applicants. Eligibility requirements are income based according to household size. Customers will need to provide a worker with verification of employment (paystubs), rent or mortgage receipts, electric bills, child support orders, etc. A customer will need to provide social security cards for all eligible household members. The monthly benefit amount will be based on eligible household members.
FOODSHARE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING (FSET) program is a no-cost program that helps FoodShare members build their job skills and find jobs. This program limits the receipt of FoodShare benefits to 3 months in a 36 month time period for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents, who do not meet work requirements.
The Medical Assistance program consists of different categories i.e., Badger Care Plus, Medicaid, Family Planning only services, Prenatal Service Plans, Emergencies. Eligibility requirements are income and asset based according to Federal Poverty Level and guidelines and /or federal program rules. Customers will need to provide a worker with proof of earned and unearned income, assets, rent or house payments, proof of identity, etc., according to each of the program rules.