The application deadline has been extended until June 26 for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) “We’re All In” Small Business Grants. The program, which will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses, is designed to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also encouraging them to adopt best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe. More than 26,000 businesses have already applied. The online application, FAQs, and other information about the grant can be found at https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/wai-small-business-grant/. The online grant application will be open at the same site from until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 26. WEDC anticipates releasing the first round of payments by early to mid-July.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has compiled a list of resources available within the state of Wisconsin. Please visit their COVID-19 Response webpage.
Visit the Department of Workforce Development Public Information webpage for information regarding unemployment benefits and other frequently asked questions.
The SBA is has put together a website to provide guidance to small businesses weathering the COVID-19 global pandemic as well as loan resources. Please see this helpful resource: The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act to understand what your small business may be eligible for in the $2 trillion relief package written into law on March 27, 2020.