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Economic Support

Go online to ACCESS.WI.GOV to apply for benefits and report changes or call our

Call Center at 1-888-446-1239. 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday and Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Financial Assistance programs are administered in the Economic Support unit. Economic Support staff will determine eligibility for financial assistance program designed to assist people to meet basic living and health care needs. Each program may have income and asset limits which can vary with family size.

  • Child Day Care Assistance for working parents.

  • BadgerCare+ for children, parents and pregnant women, Medical Assistance (Title 19, Medicaid) Elderly, blind or disabled adults with no minor children in their care including MA for Nursing Home residents and Family Care. Medical Assistance helps low income people pay their medical bills.  Each person found eligible for Medical Assistance will receive a plastic Medicaid Forward Card to show to their health care providers at each medical appointment.

  • FoodShare benefits for low-income individuals and families to purchase food.  FoodShare assists low-income families by providing them with a means to offset some of the cost of their food; thereby freeing up some of their income for other needs.  FoodShare benefits are issued through an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to the customer on a Wisconsin Quest card.  The Quest card is used at Point-of-Sale (POS) machines to purchase eligible groceries at stores that participate in the Wisconsin EBT Program.  Note:  The Federal FoodShare nondiscrimination statement can be found at

  • To apply for benefits, please contact the Moraine Lakes Consortium Call Center at 1-888-446-1239 or click here to apply online.  All paper applications and verification items should be mailed to CDPU, PO Box 7190, Madison WI 53707-7190, faxed to 1-855-293-1822, or scanned and submitted thru Some additional Financial Assistance programs are listed below.  For more information about one of the benefit programs listed below, please click on the program name.
  • Food Share Employment and Training (FSET) assists people who get food share benefits to find a job through work activities and education and training.

  • W-2 Wisconsin Works provides a wide range of employment services and training to help eligible Wisconsin residents get and keep employment.  W-2 also provides work experience positions through community service jobs, and other work-readiness placements.  Work experience positions have monthly payments based on participation.

  • Emergency Assistance (EA) is designed to meet the immediate needs of eligible persons facing a current emergency.  The emergency must be due to fire, flood, natural disaster, energy crisis, homelessness or impending homelessness.

For your convenience, a computer, copy and fax machine are available for your use at the following locations. Original documents mailed to the CDPU will not be returned.

Department of Social Services - Main Building        Department of Social Services - Portland

87 Vincent St                                                                      50 N Portland St.            

Fond du Lac WI 54935                                                     Fond du Lac WI 54935

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance to meet home heating costs for individuals and families. The Energy Assistance Program is administered by:

Energy Services, Inc.
770 S. Main St, Suite 22,  Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-929-3445 (questions) or 1-800-506-5596 (set up appointment)


How do I report Welfare Fraud?

To report welfare fraud, call the Office of the Inspector General Fraud Hotline at 1-877-865-3432.

How do I become a certified Child Care Provider?

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Child Care Provider or have any questions, please contact Fond du Lac County Day Care Certifier at (920) 929-3430 or (920) 929-3247.

How do I apply for financial assistance?

To apply for benefits, call our call center at 1-888-446-1239 or click here to apply online

If you have any additional questions in regards to these programs, please contact (920) 929-3400.