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Grant Opportunities for Businesses

Proprietors of small businesses may be eligible for grants to help them recover from pandemic-related losses. Applications for all of the following grant programs are due by Oct. 15, 2 pm.

Live-Event Small-Business Grant

For-profit businesses that generate 50% or more of their revenue through providing goods and/or services to live events may be eligible for a grant. A live-event venue is defined as an “in-person gathering for a specific entertainment or social event, including concerts, plays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, business conferences and other similar events.”

Learn more at doa.wi.gov/Pages/LiveEventSmallBusinessAssistanceGrants.aspx or by emailing questions to [email protected]

Summer Camp Assistance Grant

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 provides funding to Wisconsin, and the state plans to award up to $8 million in grants to owners of summer camps in Wisconsin through this program. 

More details are available at doa.wi.gov/Pages/SummerCampAssistanceGrants.aspx, or email questions to [email protected]

Movie-Theater Assistance Grant

With ARPA funds, the state intends to award up to $11.25 million in grants to eligible movie-theater operators. 

Find out more at doa.wi.gov/Pages/movietheaterassistancegrants.aspx, or email [email protected]

Event-Venue Grant

The state, as represented by the Department of Administration’s Division of Enterprise Operations, intends to award up to $10 million in grants in this category with ARPA funds. Send questions to [email protected]

Information compiled from a Door County Economic Development Corporation newsletter.