Economic Support

The Economic Support Staff of Sawyer County partners with the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium, which is responsible for the public assistance administration in twelve Wisconsin Counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood.

Please direct all calls, questions, and applications through the call/change center (1-888-794-5722) or To apply or find out if you are eligible for FoodShare, BadgerCare, Medicaid, or Child Care Subsidy, please contact:

The Northern Income Maintenance Consortium
Phone: 1-888-794-5722

For additional information, check out our website at:   

Send all verification items or paper applications to:

Centralized Document Processing Unit
PO Box 5234
Janesville, WI 53547-5234
Faxed to: 1-855-293-1822

To view our nondiscrimination statement, please click the following link:

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) Agency

WHEAP is administered by the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Programs website. 

Energy Assistance

To apply in person, by phone, or by mail, contact:
Sawyer County Health & Human Services
(715) 634-4806
10610 Main Street - Suite 224
Hayward WI 54843

Online Application   This application is for regular Energy Assistance and Weatherization benefits. Regular Energy Assistance is a once a year benefit available between October 1 and May 15 each year.