Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced last week that Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) grants totaling $1,779,593 will be given to 10 organizations that provide employment transportation services to low-income workers in 53 counties throughout the state.

The grants include $235,972 in state and federal funds for Forward Service Corp., a Rhinelander-based firm that provides employment, training and support services in 40 counties, including Kewaunee.

“With more people employed than ever before and a record-low unemployment rate, Wisconsin must tap the talents of everyone who is able to work, including those with transportation barriers,” Walker said. “The Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program has connected thousands of Wisconsinites to employment opportunities across the state through the years. These are the kinds of investments that will support a robust talent pool now and in the years to come.”