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Our Work-N-Wheels Program* assists qualified employed individuals obtain a 0% interest loan to purchase reliable, affordable transportation for work related needs. The goal of the program is to enable  low-income working participants to maintain or increase their employment. Access to affordable transportation can give participants the ability to apply for better paying jobs with benefits, commute to other areas with more employment opportunities, increase employability through education or job training, have a higher quality of life and become more self-sufficient.  

*This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C.§ 5311 Formula Grants of Other than urbanized Areas (5311) (CFDA 20.509)

Work-N-Wheels - Amber

0% Auto Loans

The Work-N-Wheels Auto Loan Program is designed to help income eligible families and individuals obtain a 0% interest loan to purchase an affordable dependable vehicle to get to and from work.

Eligible Applicants:  May qualify for a vehicle purchase loan up to $6,000.

Vehicle Repair

The Work-N-Wheels vehicle repair program may lend qualified applicants 75% of the cost of needed repairs up to $1,000 to repair an otherwise reliable vehicle (See qualifications).

Eligible Applicants:  May qualify for a repair loan up to $1,000.

Qualifications for Auto Loans and Vehicle Repair Loans

  • Must be currently employed continuously for three months for at least 20 hours/week
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license
  • Must demonstrate ability to repay the loan
  • Must meet income and program guidelines
  • Must live in Calumet, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, or Winnebago counties

Funds for Fines

Funds for Fines is a loan program aimed at helping low-income drivers drive legally and responsibly.  Funds for Fines loans are targeted to individuals whose fines are due to traffic and parking citations which have resulted in suspension or revocation of driver's license or vehicle registration. Loan must be enough to reinstate driver's license or vehicle registration.  Funds for Fines will not provide loans for applicants whose citations are due to risky behavior such as driving while intoxicated.

Eligible Applicants:  May qualify for a loan amount from $100-$550.

Local Partners

  • Economic support officials    
  • Financial Information & Service Center (FISC)
  • Green Lake Department of Health and Human Services
  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  • Winnebago County Department of Human Services
  • Outagamie Department of Human Services (W-2 Calumet County)
  • Calumet County Department of Human Services
  • Green Lake Transportation Coordinator
  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Center
  • Job Center Leadership Teams
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Forward Services-Green Lake County

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