WI Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin has temporarily suspended efforts in support this grant opportunity that further marginalizes business owners throughout the state of Wisconsin.

WI Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant

To help ethnic minority-owned micro-businesses cope with the economic impact of COVID-19, the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant Initiative is being launched with a total of $2 million to be made available to 1,000 Wisconsin micro-businesses.

A business may apply for a one-time grant of $2,000 for short-term operations assistance through Wisconsin’s Collective Ethnic and Diverse Organizations. Applicants will be subject to underwriting, and grant recipients will be required to submit a report indicating how the funds were used. Applications will be accepted from May 18-24, 2020.

Eligible applicants may apply if they:

  • Are for-profit, Wisconsin-based and at least 51% minority-owned;
  • Started operating prior to Jan. 1, and were operating as of Feb. 29 this year;
  • Have no more than five (5) full-time equivalent employees, including the owner. Sole proprietorships are also eligible;
  • Operate in the retail, service or hospitality industries; and
  • Have not received any federal assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program, or state aid through the Small Business 20/20 program.
Funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WI Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant

Application Now Available
May  18-24, 200

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