Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Learn how the CARES Act could help nonprofit businesses here.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Information for foodservice operators in Wisconsin can be found here.

Brew City Match

Brew City Match partners recognize that small businesses are vital to our neighborhoods and are an economic engine for the city. In response to the pandemic, Brew City Match has developed two resources for small business owners located within the Brew City Match program area -- a small business grant and a small business emergency loan. Learn about both here.

WEDC Grant Program

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is launching a $5 million targeted grant program to help businesses with no more than 20 employees that have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis cover rent and meet payroll expenses. Called the Small Business 20/20 or SB20/20, the program will offer grants of up to $20,000 to qualifying businesses. Click here to learn more.

WEDC’s Resources for Small Businesses

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation also has put together a website withinformation and resources for businesses of all sizes. As part of its comprehensive COVID-19 business strategy document, you will find useful information on marketing, event planning, preparing for the future, as well as funding and technical resources.


Governor Evers has applied to the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) for up to $2 million for disaster-based loans for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus. You’re urged to contact your House representative or Senator to share the impact on your business caused by social distancing restrictions and business shut downs.