The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is now accepting applications online for the $75 million “We’re All In Small Business Grant” program through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 21.
All applications will be considered, regardless of application date.
The program, which will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses, is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also encouraging them to adopt best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe.
“Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” said Missy Hughes, WEDC Secretary and CEO. “The 'We’re All In' Small Business Grants are intended to provide the ‘starter fluid’ to get these economic engines running again.”
Funded primarily by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the grants will help small businesses with the costs of business interruption or health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.
FAQs about the grant and the materials businesses will need to apply can be found at wedc.org/WAI-Small-
Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the "We’re All In" Small Business Grant Program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.
To be eligible, businesses must:
The online grant application will be accessible for one week from 8 a.m. Monday, June 15, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Businesses interested in receiving notifications about funding and other pandemic recovery resources from WEDC can subscribe to receive regular alerts.
Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the one-week application period by gathering the following required documents:
If you have questions regarding the "We’re All" In Small Business Grant, please review this page of frequently asked questions.