Rural Development Resource Guide

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development just released a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America. WHAT’S INSIDE The resource guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community […]

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Local governments eye Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Perhaps you have heard that in March of this year, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law. It provides $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus to aid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA created the Coronavirus […]

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Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Course

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for child care providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 9 Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Through instruction, networking, and individual consultation, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports child […]

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County hazardous waste collection set for Saturday

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Can you believe that, since 2016, more than 450,000 pounds of household hazardous chemicals, electronics, refrigerant waste and discarded appliances have been safely recycled and/or disposed of in Kenosha County through the annual Household Hazardous Waste events? These events, hosting county […]

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Civility and diversity

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Dating back to 1850’s England, John Stuart Mill argued in an expansive and ground-breaking essay titled “On Liberty” that the charge of people to inform themselves and speak their minds as a matter of necessity.  It is through reasoned argument and […]

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Reacquaint yourself with a hopeful New Kenosha

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. In recent months, I took a hiatus from Kenosha County to have my first child. Now, after my maternity leave wraps, I am coming back to Kenosha with a renewed focus. Perhaps you, like me, need to get reacquainted with a […]

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Processing and recovering from community trauma

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Community trauma. Whether through natural disasters, public health crises or tragic social events spurring community-level violence, these are deeply felt by residents but often not recognized. Like so many of you, since Sunday, Aug. 23, I have been processing the Kenosha […]

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Investments in civic health will be needed as we recover

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. o doubt Kenosha has, over the past weeks, experienced tremendous tragedy and challenge during which community members have demonstrated remarkable moments of grace, courage and fortitude. While the road to recovery and healing will be long and deliberate, it is a […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is July 25th

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event July 25th. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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