Centerpoint - News you can use. Back to Centerpoint.
Wisconsin Telework Loan Program
March 18th, 2011
The Wisconsin Telework program is a statewide, alternative loan program that allows Wisconsin residents with disabilities to purchase computers and other equipment needed to work from home or from other remotes sites away from the office, such as work on the road or at a Telework center.
Loan the funds can be used to purchase equipment, training to use equipment, extended warranties, and cost of maintenance and repairs. This may include, but is not limited to computers, office equipment, telecommunication devices, office furniture, home modifications to create an accessible home office, and assistive technology that enables an individual with a disability to work at home
You can apply for the amount you need, but actual loan amounts will depend on the item purchased and your ability to repay the loan. The interest rate is 6.5%. Term length depends on the amount of the loan and the item purchased. If you have bad credit, including bankruptcy, your application will still be considered. The focus is on your ability to make the monthly payments to pay back the loan.
For more information contact the staff at Options for Independent Living at:
- 888-465-1515 (V/TTY)
- 920-490-0500 (Voice)
- 920-490-0600 (TTY)
This program is made possible through a grant from Rehabilitative Services Administration and authorized by section (303)b of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and implemented by subsequent program regulation 34 C F R Part 373. The Department of Workforce Development-Division of Rehabilitation received the grant and provides programmatic and fiscal oversight. IndependenceFirst, a community based and consumer-controlled independent living center based in Milwaukee, administers the program in partnership with M & I Marshall and Ilsley (M&I)Bank and seven independent living centers.