We're All In Small Business Grant - Phase 2
The We're All In Small Business Grant Phase 2 program is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet as they re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also encouraging adoption of best practices to keep employees, customers, and communities safe.
Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the We're All In Small Business Grant Phase 2 program will provide grants to Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory.
Phase 1 of the program was designed, marketed and administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Applications are no longer accepted for Phase 1. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) is administering Phase 2 of the program and WEDC is focused on marketing the program.
A program description, eligibility criteria and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
How do I apply?
You must apply online. The application will be available at revenue.wi.gov on October 19 at 8:00 a.m. If you cannot apply online, you may request assistance by calling the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) at (608) 266-2772.
How will grants be awarded?
Over $50 million in grants will be distributed to more than 10,000 eligible applicants. After the application period closes, applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Eligible applicants will be ranked with priority given to businesses that did not receive a grant from WEDC in Phase 1, have minority ownership, and are in an industry with the greatest negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants amounts will be $5,000 per eligible applicant and paid out based on rank in descending order until all funds are dispersed.
I applied for the first round of the We're All In Small Business Grant Phase 1 program and received a grant through WEDC. Can I apply for Phase 2?
Yes, but do not apply if you do not meet the criteria described.