Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

Main Street Bounceback Grants

Program extended until 12/31/2022

All commercial properties larger then 400 sq. ft. are eligible.

PROGRAM GOAL:

The goal of the Wisconsin Tomorrow Main Street Bounceback Grant (DBA Brick and Mortar Bounceback) Program is to provide one-time assistance to new and existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The program will provide grants to approved entities with the capacity to deploy rapid response grants to businesses opening locations in vacant commercial spaces. The grants are to assist the business with costs associated with leases, mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. Grants to businesses provide immediate recovery funding from the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) and lead to improved odds of a business opening or expanding and remaining open long-term. WEDC will contract with approved entities to distribute and administer these grants in their respective geographic areas of the state.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

Main Street Bounceback Grants are available to for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations meeting the following criteria:

  • Must be located in a region where approved entity has received an allocation
  • Must certify that the business has not vacated and  will not vacate a commercial space in Wisconsin to become eligible to claim this grant

Businesses are ineligible to apply for the grants if they are:

  • Part of a national or regional chain, unless the business is an independently owned and operated franchise
  • Governmental units (except for tribal enterprises/corporations)
  • A home-based business, unless they are moving their business functions into the vacant commercial space
  • Real estate investment firms that intend to hold the property for investment purposes, as opposed to otherwise eligible small business concerns for the purpose of occupying the real estate being acquired
  • Engaged in any illegal activity under federal, state or local law

Or if they intend to use the space for:

  • Storage only
  • Residential purposes and lessors of residential units/property (landlords) unless the business unit of the lessor is moving into a vacant commercial space to support functions of the business

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM DETAILS

Learn more about the Main Street Bounceback Grants.

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Download the full program guidelines.

FIND THE CONTACT IN YOUR REGION TO APPLY.

Main Street Bounceback Grants are conveniently administered by a WEDC partner located right in your region.
Find the contact in your region to apply.

I’M INTERESTED. WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

Use this map to find your region. Then, contact the regional partner to apply for the grant.

REGION 1

KATE COSTELLO
Northwest Regional Planning Commission
715.635.2197 ext. 230
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REGION 2

DAVE BONIFAS
Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission
608.785.9396
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REGION 3

DENNIS LAWRENCE
North Central Regional Planning Commission
715.849.5510 ext. 304
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REGION 4

JASON FIELDS
Madison Region Economic Partnership
608.571.0408
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REGION 5

SARA GILBERT
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
920.886.6825
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REGION 6

SUSAN BADTKE
West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
715.836.2918
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REGION 7

DAVID LATONA
Milwaukee Development Corporation
414.269.1445
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REGION 8

SYDNEY SWAN
Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission
920.448.2820
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REGION 9

TROY MAGGIED
Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
608.342.1636
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SOURCE https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/mainstreet-bounceback-grants/

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