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FoodShare Wisconsin (also known as Food Share, FoodShare and formerly known as the Food Stamps Program) used in place of money to purchase food, plants, and seeds to promote a healthy diet.

Child Care Assistance with eligibility determinations, choosing a child care provider, and child care costs.

Medicaid eligibility determinations completed for different subgroups within the Medical Assistance Program, including BadgerCare Plus, for children, pregnant women, families, elderly, and disabled individuals.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program - an annual, one-time heating assistance benefit, which is dependent upon household size, income level and heating costs. The benefit is intended to pay a portion of annual heating costs. This program is funded by the Division of Energy in the Department of Administration.

To apply for any of these services, contact the Lincoln County Department of Social Services.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the base of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected by genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm


Mike Nelson, Director
607 N Sales St., Suite 202
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-536-6200
Fax: 715-536-2753
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