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Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We're All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin's Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices

Gov. Tony Evers today announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s We’re All In initiative, a comprehensive effort to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe. These $2,500 cash grants will assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory. Businesses will be able to apply for grant assistance in early June. 

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The Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant: Applications accepted from May 18-24, 2020

On Friday, May 8th, Governor Tony Evers announced that 1,000 ethnically diverse micro-businesses that have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to receive grants of $2,000 each under a new state initiative.

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SBA Issues New Regulations for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program regulations that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process for women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. The timeline for implementation of changes to SBA’s WOSB program has been delayed to accommodate those affected by the current pandemic.  

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COVID-19 Small Business Assistance

The Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center is an SBA Resource Partner, and our staff can help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. If your small business is affected by COVID-19 and you need guidance, call 715-513-9193, email karman.briggs@wdeoc.org, or request a one-on-one virtual meeting at www.successfulbusiness.org.

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