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Earned Income Tax Credit Resources

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $6,660, depending on household income, marital status, and number of children […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10

The three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – will continue to offer free weekly online credit reports through April 2021. The weekly free reports can be ordered online at the only official website: AnnualCreditReport.com. The free weekly credit report offer is only available when ordering online. If you would rather order your […]

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Watch & Learn About UW-Madison Extension Washington County

Serving Washington County residents since 1918, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension Washington County educators take pride in being engaged throughout Washington County bringing the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to residents. Educators work alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and community by delivering educational programs in the following […]

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Virtual, Triple P Positive Parenting Workshops

Free, Virtual Parenting Workshops For parents/caregivers of children 0-12 years. Join Carol Bralich, Triple P Educator, Human Development & Relationships Educator, Extension Washington County Wednesday evenings The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’. Triple P does provides a toolbox of ideas for you to choose from and apply. It is all […]

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Tractor Safety and Machinery Course for 2021

The Extension of Washington County is now planning an online course for this Spring with an in person written and driving exam. This course is about tractors and farm machinery operation, hazard recognition and correction, general farm safety knowledge, and how to approach farm safety with a positive attitude. This course is designed for youth […]


2021 4-H Scholarship Applications are now being accepted!

Heading on to a vocational school or university next fall? Have you completed a minimum of five years of 4-H club work? If so, you are encouraged to apply for a Washington County 4-H Trust Fund scholarship! Applications, including an original essay, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript, are due to the UW-Extension office by March […]

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New Family Orientation: Welcome to 4-H!

Join us Thursday, February 18, for the first of our three-part New Family Orientation series, designed to give you and your family a great overview of 4-H. This year, Part 1 “Welcome to 4-H!” will be offered virtually, by Zoom. Sign up today! New Family Orientation Sign-up Form “Welcome to 4-H!” you will provide you […]

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Meet Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Educator

Are you asking yourself, so what is this Positive Youth Development? Is it like…hmm, ummm, making kids happy, teaching them to be kind?  The UW-Extension Institute of Positive Youth Development prepares the youth of today to become the effective, empathetic adults of tomorrow. Our research-based youth enrichment programs like teens in governance build youth and […]

Updated Financial Resources of COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance Update

Unemployment Insurance: Note that the updated benefits have not yet been processed or posted on the WI DWD website. Below are some highlights from the Act that will inform the DWD updates. The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which expired July 31, 2020, has been resumed for up to 10 weeks beginning after December 26, 2020, as a […]