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Posted on: February 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Walworth County Update for February 1, 2023

Walworth County Update What's Happening?

What’s happening in #WalCo this week? Applications for the ARPA non-profit grant-funding program go live, the Register of Deeds launches a new Land Notification Alerts service & a reminder that Extra FoodShare Benefits are ending this month.

ARPA Grant-Funding Program Applications Available February 3

About 25 individuals stands in front of a building with two people holding a giant check for $75,000

Walworth County has awarded the United Way of Walworth County an additional $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be distributed to local nonprofits through an ARPA grant-funding program. The goal of the program is to offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic incurred by local 501(c)(3) agencies. 

For this round, eligible agencies can request between $1,000 and $9,000 and may utilize the grant for assistance implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; technical assistance, consulting, or other services for business planning; assistance with payroll support, costs to retain employees or other operating costs; or assistance to those impacted by COVID-19. 

Applications will be available online at on February 3, 2023. Qualifying 501(c)(3) agencies interested in applying may also contact Tammy Dunn for an application, (262) 374-4474. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2023, at 5 p.m. The goal is to issue the awards by the end of March.

This project is being supported in whole or in part by federal award number FAIN #SLFRP 2146 awarded to Walworth County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Register of Deeds Launches Property Notification Alert Service

Detect potential property fraud: Sign up for free Land Notification Alerts via Register of Deeds

Walworth County Register of Deeds Michele Jacobs is launching a new online Land Notification Alerts service on February 1, 2023. This free service is available to all Walworth County property owners. 

Property fraud occurs when someone illegally uses an owner’s name on records related to their property for financial gain or acquisition of their assets. The Land Notification Alerts system allows property owners to be alerted when documents are recorded against their personal name or business. Each time an alert is triggered, an email is sent providing an update on any activity. Property owners are contacted only when a record with their name is recorded on an official document or suspicious recorded activity is suspected. 

Land Notification Alerts became available on February 1. It can be accessed at Property owners will need a Gmail or Yahoo account to sign up for the service.  

Extra FoodShare Benefits Ending in February

FoodShare Extra Benefits are ending

Extra FoodShare benefits are ending in February 2023. FoodShare members have been receiving extra benefits each month because of a federal program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those extra benefits have been provided separately from members’ regular monthly benefits. The federal government is ending that program. Starting March 1, 2023, members will only get their regular FoodShare benefits.

FoodShare recipients should make sure their information is up-to-date with Moraine Lakes Consortium, which administers FoodShare, by logging into their ACCESS account or contacting the Moraine Lakes Consortium Call Center at 1-888-446-1239. To learn more about how FoodShare benefits will change, visit

Spring Primary Election 

Spring Primary Election - Vote

Don’t forget! The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in the February 21 Spring Primary Election is February 1. Learn more at 

What's on the ballot?

  • Statewide Primary for the Justice of the Supreme Court 
  • Municipal Primary in the Town of Darien, Town Board Chairperson 
  • School District Primary: East Troy School District School Board Member & Whitewater Unified School District School Board Member

Healthy Mom, Happy Baby Classes

Healthy Moms Happy Babies flyer

Walworth County Health & Human Services, in collaboration with Tree House Child and Family Center, will host the first session of Healthy Mom, Happy Baby classes every Wednesday from February 8, 2023, to March 15, 2023, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Healthy Mom, Happy Baby group is open to pregnant women and new moms under the age of 21 and their support person(s). The group meets weekly for six consecutive weeks.

The group is designed to help young parents learn more about raising a child and to increase their knowledge about safety interventions, community resources, and building a support network with other young parents. In addition, participants will learn about the basics of parenthood including stress management, car seats, infant development, and breastfeeding. Free snacks, baby items, and gas cards are provided to participants at each session. Transportation can be made available to those who need assistance and school credit may be available to students who participate.

The second session of Healthy Mom, Happy Baby will run every Wednesday from May 3, 2023, to June 7, 2023, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. All classes are held at Walworth County Health & Human Services, 1910 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121. 

To sign up, call (262) 741-3200.

Job of the Week: 911 Dispatcher

Communications Officer 911 Dispatcher Walworth County job posting

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office is hiring Communications Officers/911 Dispatchers. If you like helping people, have excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, then we are looking for you! Learn more and apply online:

Follow us! Walworth County is on Facebook

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Walworth County has launched an official Facebook pageHere’s what you can expect to see on the page: News alerts, information about upcoming County Board meetings and public hearings, details about programs and services, park events and highlights, construction updates, community updates, career and volunteer opportunities, answers to FAQs, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more.  We hope you’ll give us a follow and share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. Also, check out these County departments on Facebook: 

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