MILWAUKEE — If you own a small business in Milwaukee that has been affected by closures during the pandemic, you can soon start applying for a grant up to $15,000 to resume operations.
The City of Milwaukee Business Restart Program will begin accepting applications at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 28 through the program's online portal.
Grants are available to businesses established before the end of 2019 with annualized revenue of less than $2 million and 20 or fewer full-time employees.
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The Milwaukee Business Restart Program is funded by $20 million from the federal CARES Act allocated to the city.
Small businesses will be eligible for up to $15,000. The money can be spent in three categories:
- Purchase of personal protective equipment for employees (PPE)
- Investments in modifications to business spaces and operations that reduce the spread of disease
- Restocking perishable inventory
Businesses can submit applications through June 12. Applications will be reviewed following that date.
Learn more about the Milwaukee Business Restart Program here.