The newest Racine County grant, the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) was launched in late 2021. Nearly $72,000 has been approved for businesses throughout Racine County that were negatively affected by the pandemic. Fortunately, there is still $330,000 available.
Approved recipients range in location, industry, and use of funds – however, they all must have five or fewer employees, meet a low-to-moderate income threshold, and be located outside the City of Racine.
Paul Sherwood, co-owner of Sherwood Game Farm in Caledonia – a small, organic, livestock farm, utilized the program to help pay the debt incurred from slow business caused by the ripple effects of the pandemic.