Main Street Bounceback Grants Program


Thank you for your interest in the Main Street Bounceback Grant Program! Grant funds were originally available as part of the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) and distributed by WEDC's regional partners. Gov. Tony Evers recently announced that an additional $25 million from Wisconsin's share of American Rescue Plan Act dollars will be allocated toward the Main Street Bounceback grant program.

This adds to the previously allocated $50 million for the grant program, bringing the amount of these grants to $75 million since April 2021. To date, more than 4,200 small businesses and nonprofits across all 72 Wisconsin counties have received grant awards.

The deadline for applications for the newest round of Main Street Bounceback grants has been extended to Dec. 31, 2022, and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all the funds are disbursed. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is working with nine regional economic development organizations to quickly disburse grant funding to eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations. More information about the Main Street Bounceback Grant Program and how to apply is available on the WEDC website

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