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Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Assist, Train Veteran Entrepreneurs PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 October 2021 19:29

vets-coming-homeEligible nonprofits must apply for the grant by Nov. 1, 2021, at 4 p.m.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar today announced that applications are now being accepted for WDVA’s Entrepreneurship Grant program and will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 1, 2021, at 4 p.m.

tony-evers“I’m deeply grateful for the service of our veterans, and as a state, we must keep working to serve them and ensure they have the resources and tools to not only meet their needs but achieve their goals,” said Gov. Evers. “This grant program will help local nonprofits provide our veterans with technical training and assistance, so they can join the community of small business owners and entrepreneurs who make our state a leader in innovation.”

The WDVA Entrepreneurship Grant is awarded to registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training or technical, business, or other assistance to the diverse group of veteran entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. The Entrepreneurship Grant provides up to $100,000 to each recipient, with a total grant allocation of $300,000. WDVA especially encourages organizations that assist underserved veteran populations or veterans in underserved geographic areas to apply.

“We are pleased to offer the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for these grants to inspire and give the entrepreneurial tools our Wisconsin veterans deserve to not just succeed, but to thrive,” said Secretary Kolar. “Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and we are pleased to have partners who are able to provide veteran entrepreneurs the support and resources they need to successfully launch or expand their businesses.”

Last year, the PenFed Foundation ranked Madison as #8 and the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area as #14 on their list of top cities in the U.S. for veteran entrepreneurs, and according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau released in January 2021, veterans operate nearly six percent of all U.S. businesses and employ nearly four million people.

For additional information about the WDVA Entrepreneurship Grant, including evaluation criteria, application materials, and tips for applying, please see the WDVA Entrepreneurship Grant Program webpage here. Questions about the grant application process should be directed to the WDVA Grants Unit at 1-800-WIS-VETS or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2021 09:42
AOTL Applauds People’s Maps Commission State Legislative and Congressional Maps PDF Print E-mail
Written by AOTL, Brooke Lillard   
Friday, 01 October 2021 15:33

voting-2020-538Nonpartisan commission succeeded in drawing fair maps that better reflect the competitive nature of Wisconsin. Voices of the people heard.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2021 09:11
People’s Maps Commission Releases Preliminary Voting Maps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin DOA Communications   
Friday, 01 October 2021 15:09

wi-fair-mapsPublic Input wanted. The preliminary maps developed by the Commission are available here and can be downloaded in other formats.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 October 2021 15:28
State Officials Join Taiwanese Trade Reps in Highlighting Global Appeal of Wisconsin Ginseng PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 October 2021 08:53

ginseng-grower-wiGather in Wausau to praise world famous local crop.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2021 10:10
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 11, including Pierson, Mulvaney niece PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:02

trump-jan6-storm-capitolTrump aides involved in planning the rally, Women for America First link.

We Can Build Back Better PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 14:15

business-small-openSen. Smith writes about the work to help communities across the state recover from the pandemic and build our state up for success. He shares an example from Jackson County to support childcare providers, working parents and local employers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 14:28
Generac Will Expand in Wisconsin, Creating 700 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 10:52

generac-headquartersWaukesha based manufacturer of energy technology solutions will expand Pewaukee operations and add new manufacturing and office jobs throughout the state by the end of 2024.

National Voter Registration Day - September 28, 2021 PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters WI, Debra Cronmiller   
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 10:26

voter-us-electionsOver 70 Wisconsin organizations join National Voter Registration Day efforts to lift community voices

Governor Proclaims September 25 “Bob Uecker Day” PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 25 September 2021 10:36

Bob UeckerMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that he has proclaimed Sat., Sep. 25, 2021, as “Bob Uecker Day” in Wisconsin. The governor made this proclamation to celebrate the legacy of Bob Uecker in Major League Baseball and to recognize his 50th anniversary as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers. 

tony-evers“As a lifelong Brewers fan, some of my favorite baseball memories over the years have been narrated by Bob Uecker,” said Gov. Evers. “Bob is a homegrown Milwaukeean who has tremendous pride and love for the sport, his hometown, and his home state, and is more than deserving of this statewide day of celebration of his career, legacy, and achievements.”

“For generations, Bob has brought the ballpark experience into the homes of Brewers fans throughout the state, and his ability to create that magic is unrivaled. Bob is more than an icon in the state of Wisconsin; he is one of the world’s great entertainers and personalities,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers President-Business Operations. “We are fortunate to call him one of our own as we celebrate his 50th anniversary as the voice of the Brewers.”

Text of the governor’s “Bob Uecker Day” proclamation is available below. A copy of the proclamation is available here

WHEREAS; born in Milwaukee on January 26, 1934, Bob Uecker is an icon in the world of professional sports, with a long and storied career in Major League Baseball (MLB), both as a player in the 1960s and as one of our nation’s preeminent sportscasters over the past 50 years; and

WHEREAS; the first Milwaukee native to sign with the Milwaukee Braves, Bob played for the club’s Northern League affiliate, the Eau Claire Bears, and Pioneer League affiliate, the Boise Braves, beginning in 1956, and made his MLB debut as a catcher for the Braves on April 13, 1962; and

WHEREAS; after one season with the Milwaukee Braves, Bob was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he helped bring the team to their 1964 World Series win against the New York Yankees and, perhaps more famously, entertained his teammates by shagging fly balls with a tuba ahead of the series’ second game; and

WHEREAS; Bob was later traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, before returning to the Braves—who had since moved to Atlanta—for the last season of his career as a player; and

WHEREAS; upon his retirement from playing in the MLB, Bob returned to his hometown of Milwaukee and, after a brief stint as a scout for the city’s new team, the Milwaukee Brewers, he began his new career in sports broadcasting in September 1971; and

WHEREAS; as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers for 50 years and counting, calling play-by-play action for our state’s premier professional baseball franchise, Bob has ingrained himself into the day-to-day life of baseball fans in Wisconsin and across the United States; and

WHEREAS; Bob’s notorious sense of humor and extraordinary abilities behind the microphone have made him a legendary and beloved figure in professional baseball, and among the numerous awards and accolades he has received, he has been named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year on five separate occasions, been inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Radio Hall of Fame, and been awarded the Ford. C. Frick Award for major contributions in baseball by a broadcaster; and

WHEREAS; affectionately known as “Mr. Baseball,” a nickname given to him by the late Johnny Carson, Bob has also led a remarkable career in entertainment as a comedian and performer in movies and TV, alongside unforgettable appearances on The Tonight Show and in the iconic “Miller Lite All Stars” advertising campaign; and

WHEREAS; today, in recognition of his 66 years in Major League Baseball, half a century with the Milwaukee Brewers, and innumerable contributions to the history and culture of professional baseball in our country, the state of Wisconsin joins baseball fans in Wisconsin and across the United States in celebrating Bob Uecker;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2021, as “BOB UECKER DAY” throughout the State of Wisconsin and I commend this observance to all our state’s residents.

Haitian migrant camp completely cleared, administration says PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 25 September 2021 09:10

immigrants-haitian-bridge-delrioHomeland Security has processed an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants who had gathered under the bridge.

Gov. Evers Welcomes Ryder Cup to Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 24 September 2021 13:30

rydercup-2021Proclaims “Ryder Cup Days” Across the State

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