The Northeast WI Rural Microenterprise Resiliency Grant Program

The Northeast WI Rural Microenterprise Resiliency Grant Program is focused on existing businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic located in:

Please download the appropriate fact sheet for your location to view income requirements for this opportunity. To view a detailed map of eligible locations, please click here.


Additional Information:

  • Maximum of $12,000.
  • Grants can be used for assistance with but not limited to; payroll; past due rent, lease or mortgage payments; business supplies, inventory, business operating expenses. Ineligible uses include construction of interior or exterior property as well as other non-COVID related business debt.
  • Must have a DUNS number (https://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)
  • Priority Period: July 14th – July 16th. WWBIC will accept applications from all eligible applicants, but only process and fund priority group applications during priority period. Women owned, Veteran owned, socially disadvantaged individuals and economically disadvantaged individuals.
    • Women owned,
    • Veteran owned,
    • Socially disadvantaged individuals and
    • Economically disadvantaged individuals.

Priority Groups Defined:

  • A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are:
    • Women, or
    • Veterans, or
    • Socially and economically disadvantaged (see below).
  • Applicants must self-certify on the application that they meet eligibility requirements
    • Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
    • Economically disadvantaged individuals are those socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities as compared to others in the same business area who are not socially disadvantaged.

Eligibility:

  • Must be able to document how the business has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Businesses must be for-profit, and needs to be in good standing with State of WI.
  • The business is a micro business, 5 or fewer employees including the owner.
  • LMI Qualification (see fact sheets for details)

 

The application will be available on Wednesday, July 14th at noon. All applications will be reviewed in the order they are received (time stamped) and will be equitably considered. The application will remain open until noon on Friday, July 30th.       

 

The application will be available on Wednesday, July 14th at noon. All applications will be reviewed in the order they are received (time stamped) and will be equitably considered. The application will remain open until noon on Friday, July 30th.     

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