Grants Available to Native Owned Businesses
Applications for our Wisconsin Rural Equity Grant Program remain open through Thursday, November 30, to qualifying businesses in the seven Native nations within our Wisconsin service region. As part of our commitment to northern Wisconsin businesses, we are awarding 30-40 grants of up to $10,000 each through 2024.
Visit efund.org to apply today.
Designed to assist small businesses in northern Wisconsin, particularly those that are underbanked and have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Rural Equity Grant Program is open to established, diverse owned businesses for a wide range of business uses. The first round of applications remain open to businesses owned by people who are affiliated with the following Native nations:
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Forest County Potawatomi
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Sokaogon Chippewa (Mole Lake)
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
The expansion of our services into northern Wisconsin is fueled by $8 million in Diverse Business Assistance and Diverse Business Investment grants from the state of Wisconsin. The funding is aimed at assisting small business owners who've experienced barriers to capital and who've been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about our expanded services and grant opportunities in northern Wisconsin, check out our Wisconsin page or reach out to a member of our Wisconsin team.