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Dane County Department of Human Services

Wisconsin Works (W-2)

The goal of Wisconsin Works is to provide necessary and appropriate services to prepare individuals to work and to obtain and maintain viable, self-sustaining employment, which will promote economic growth.

Who Qualifies and How to Apply

W-2 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.

The Wisconsin Works (W-2) program is available to parents of minor children whose family income is below 115% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Each W-2 eligible participant meets with a Financial and Employment Planner (FEP) who helps the individual develop a self-sufficiency plan and determine his or her place on the W-2 employment ladder.