| ELIGIBILITY | Open to women throughout ten counties in western Wisconsin who want to start a NEW business. We will consider applications from existing women-owned businesses looking to expand, but preference is given to applicants in the start-up phase. We consider the start-up phase to be three years old or younger. If you have already received a Red Letter Grant, you cannot re-apply for the same business, but you may apply for a new start-up.  RLG does not fund non-profit organizations.

Eligible counties include: Buffalo, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, and Trempealeau.

| HOW MUCH | Up to four $2,000 grants are awarded each spring and fall.

Additionally, CoLab co-working space in downtown Eau Claire offers four, free 3-month memberships to awardees.

*New in Fall of 2022Alyssa Tollefson will be offering a free website design package for one applicant!

| Fall 2022 Timeline | 

Applications Opens: August 1st

Application Deadline: Monday, October 24th

Interview Process: November 11th – 14th *Please note: not all applicants will receive an interview. You will be notified by November 7th whether you advance to the interview round.

Red Letter Grant Awards: Friday, November 18th. All applicants should hold this date on your calendar! Whether or not you are funded, the awards are a great networking opportunity!

| RESOURCES | We encourage you to utilize the following community resources as you develop your business plan:


Current Counties Served

Current Counties Served