Economic Support Services - State Aid Eligibility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the abase of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected by genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html, or any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.


Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_ info/hotlines.htm


"FoodShare Wisconsin" program in place of "Food Stamps" Operations Memo 04-54 introduced FoodShare Wisconsin. The name change was made to: put greater emphasis on the value of benefits for better nutrition and good health; reflect the fact that these benefits are no longer in the form of "stamps"; and to reduce the stigma associated with the program for both clients and the general public.


For possible eligibility for FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, SeniorCare, and other programs, please visit https://access.wisconsin.gov.

FoodShares (Food Stamps)

Benefits can be used to buy foods such as:

  • Breads and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meats, fish and poultry
  • Dairy products

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals or families who use the food stamp program including people of all ages who are employed but have low incomes, are living on small fixed incomes, have lost their jobs, or have disabilities and cannot work.


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries. To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4860

Medical Assistance

Helps certain needy and low-income people pay their medical bills.

Subprograms of MA

BadgerCare Plus for families

  • Family Planning Waiver-females age 15 to 44 years old, help pay for costs of female appointments
  • QMB-Help pay the premiums for SSI, SS clients receiving Medicare benefits


Who is eligible?

  • Age 65 or older
  • Blind or disabled
  • Under age 19
  • Pregnant
  • A relative or caretaker of child


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries. To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4860

Community Waivers Program

Helps elderly, blind and disabled persons, to live in their own homes or in the community rather than in state institutions or nursing homes.

Who is eligible?


  • Meet financial requirements
  • Meet Medicaid level of care
  • Meet non-financial requirements


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries.  To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4885

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Program

Child care assistance for families.

To be eligible you must participate in one of the following activities:

  • Unsubsidized work
  • Attend high school (if a teen parent under 20 years old)
  • Participate in W-2 or Tribal TANF employment program
  • Participate in the FSET program


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries.  To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4860

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Helps pay for your home energy costs.

Who is eligible?

  • Households with low to moderate income (Must provide your gross income for the last three months for everyone in household)
  • To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries. 


To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4862.


Energy emergencies out of office hours phone (715) 881-0618.

General Assistance Program

Cash assistance program for single Native Americans.

Who is eligible?

  • Single Native Americans ages 18 years old and older
  • Must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries and have no income


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries.  To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4862

Child Care Development Block Fund

Child care assistance to low income Native American families

Who is eligible?

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or a descendant, live in the service area, and be in an approved activity


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries.  To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4862

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Provides welfare services to needy Indian families with a child (rent or (expecting) in need of temporary appropriate aid and services.

Who is eligible?

  • Must be enrolled or have a family member enrolled with the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
  • Have income less than 185% of the federal poverty level


To apply at our agency you must live within the Stockbridge-Munsee boundaries.  To schedule an appointment call (715) 793-4862

Medical Transportation

Provides a ride to and from your medical appointments either locally or within the state.  Advance notification is required.  Priority will be given to the elderly and disabled.


Call (715) 793-5040 to schedule an appointment or for more information on this service.