Small businesses can begin applying for the Milwaukee Business Restart Grant Thursday

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Posted at 9:20 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 14:05:44-04

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.

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.

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