This is a program for ensuring the community's ability to conserve, rehabilitate and improve residential properties occupied by low-to-moderate residents.
See the attached brochure or go to the program website for more information. 

How to Report Wild Parsnip

Portage County Land and Water Conservation Division and Portage County UW-Extension are working with Portage County Towns and citizens to identify, locate, map, and eradicate wild parsnip, and invasive week before it spreads throughout the County. Click for more information


Reporting & Resources

Attention Farmers:  The Town of Grant's Zoning Ordinance includes a farmland preservation district.  You may qualify for this program.  See the map for areas that are part of this district.  Visit the DATCP website for details on this program. 

There are select transportation services in Portage County available if you are over 60 and/or have a disability.  Click here for information. 

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Portage County Treasurer Announces Help for Homeowners
Portage County Treasurer Pam Przybelski is encouraging homeowners who have experienced a  financial hardship since January 21, 2020, to access a new state program that is providing assistance with mortgage payments, property taxes and utility bills. Click for details

Portage County Residents can dial 2-1-1 to get basic information about how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to receive needed assistance. United Way’s 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. Information on the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, has been added to the 2-1-1 database to help people understand the illness and to obtain needed resources as a result of the pandemic.
The loss of income and inability to be in contact with others due to social distancing has created a situation unlike anything we’ve seen before. This makes United Way’s 2-1-1 a valuable resource for individuals who have never been put in a position to seek out help with food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, and much more.
The 2-1-1 line operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and language interpreter services are available. To speak to an information specialist through United Way’s 2-1-1, simply dial 211 (800-922-5590). This service is free of charge.