Micro Enterprise Grants Available in St. Croix County
Application Process Opens on June 1st
On April 29th, West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) announced its administration of a $510,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus (CV) award from the Wisconsin Department of Administration to establish a Microenterprise Grant Program for west central Wisconsin.
The grant program provides up to $5,000 to eligible small businesses located in St. Croix, Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire (excluding the City of Eau Claire), and Polk counties to cover working capital needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible businesses must be located in one of the counties (above); employ five or fewer employees; were established prior to February 5, 2020; be current on income and property taxes; and be owned by a person(s) of qualifying income(s), as outlined in the application materials.
Governmental units or businesses primarily engaged with crop production, animal production or aquaculture, lessors of real estate, and nonprofit organizations are not eligible for this grant opportunity.
The Microenterprise Grant application period starts at Noon on Tuesday, June 1 through Noon on Tuesday, June 15th.
Eligible, interested businesses should visit www.wcwrpc.org to download the program details, eligibility criteria, and application.