The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced pandemic relief for small businesses in Wisconsin. The WEDC’s We’re All In Small Business Grant is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet while also encouraging adoption of best practices to keep employees, customers, and communities safe. The program will provide $2,500 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:
- be a Wisconsin-based, for-profit business;
- employ 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the owner;
- earn greater than $0 but less than $1 million in annual revenues (gross sales and receipts); and
- have started operating prior to January 1, 2020, and have been in business in February 2020.
The online grant application will be accessible for one week from 8 a.m. Monday, June 15 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 21. A link to the application will be posted on the WEDC’s website. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will make clear on this webpage and through all of its communications channels when the application period begins and ends.