The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants is open for applications!  CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Applications for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business grants will be accepted from 8 a.m. Monday, May 24th through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7th.
  • These grants, which are funded with federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will provide up to $420 million to as many as 84,000 small businesses around the state.
  • The program is open to all businesses with revenues between $10,000 and $7 million that opened on or before December 31, 2020.
  • Every eligible business will receive a grant of $5,000, which can be used for any purpose – such as paying back rent, renovating spaces, hiring staff, etc. The intention is to get our small businesses moving again.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Initial Steps Toward Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program, Encourages Businesses, Especially Small Businesses, to Begin Preparing for the Application Process – $3 billion available soon for eligible businesses hurt by the pandemic to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months [April 2021]

U.S. Small Business Administration – Paycheck Protection Program | An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. U.S. SBA is currently offering PPP loans until March 31, 2021. Click here for more information. [March 2021]

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. [March 2021]

The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has announced it is making $889 million available through its latest round of Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants. In its February 17 announcement, the DOT noted that the INFRA grants “will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s priorities, including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, and applying transformative technology, and explicitly addressing climate change and racial equity.” Read more here. [March 2021]

Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants – Standard Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants – Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants – The objective of the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) standard grant program is to award funds to businesses from all Wisconsin industry sectors that reimburse the costs of customized occupational training for unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers. Application Deadline: 3:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 8, 2021 [March 2021] now hosts a GRANTS LEARNING CENTER.