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Bronze (2019-2021)

Population: 10,324
Lead Applicant: Portage Area Chamber of Commerce

Portage is located along the corridors of I-39/90/94, offering small town charm with residential neighborhoods and growing commercial and industrial business sites, next to the beautiful Wisconsin and Fox Rivers. Outstanding schools, healthcare providers, recreational opportunities and cultural avenues are among the many distinguishing facets of life in Portage cherished by residents.


  • Reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse

  • Reducing smoking in pregnant women

  • Decrease rate of drug overdose deaths from opioids

  • Free lunch to children during summer break and weekend snack packs during school

  • Improve mental health for children and adults

  • Provide dental care for children on a county wide basis to improve oral health

  • Access to free healthcare with weekly clinic by St. Vincent de Paul