Workforce Innovation Grants - Round 2 Applications Now Open!
Governor Evers unveiled 12 regional projects set to receive up to $60 million dollars in Workforce Innovation Grants. These grants will help provide long-term solutions to Wisconsin's workforce challenges for communities across the state. Round 2 funding will make available up to $40.5 million to promote local and regional solutions to ongoing workforce challenges, with grants ranging from $250,000 up to $10 million. Applications opened on February 22, and will close on April 15. More information about the program and the next round of funding is available on the Workforce Innovation Grant Program website: https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/workforce-innovation-grant/ Main Street Bounceback Grants - Application Period Ongoing
The Main Street Bounceback Grants program has so far provided $10,000 to 2,500 new or existing businesses and non-profit organizations moving into vacant properties in Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors. The program is still open to new or existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space as of January 1, 2021. Grant funds are available as part of the American Recovery Plan Act and distributed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) regional partners. Businesses must apply through the partner organization for the region in which they are located. Applications are open through June 30, 2022. Additional information about the Main Street Bounce Back Grants is available here: https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/mainstreet-bounceback-grants/
Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERA) provides up to 18 months of assistance with current or overdue bills to help households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic avoid eviction. More than 25,000 Wisconsinites have already received help with rent, utilities, and internet or broadband statewide. Help is still available for eligible households through WISCAP agencies and Energy Services. The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Additional information about the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available here: https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/WERA.aspx Partner Up! Grant Program
The Partner Up! grant program will provide $10 million in funding to support partnerships between businesses who purchase slots at existing regulated child care providers. The funding will be awarded based on existing community child care needs throughout Wisconsin. The funding from this program can be used to increase staff compensation, pay expenses, reserve child care slots for local business employees, improve the quality of a child care program, and more. Closes on April 4 at 5pm. WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Child care providers who want to help sponsor the cost of their employees’ child care