Today, Governor Tony Evers announced $15.7 million in grants as part of a second round of funding to chambers of commerce and nonprofit organizations providing assistance to small businesses in communities across the state that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Fourteen organizations will receive new grants of up to $3.1 million to provide investment, technical and operation assistance, and access to opportunities for diverse small businesses, including rural, veteran-owned, and LGBT-owned businesses.
“Our goal has always been working to ensure that our state’s economy works for everyone, and that includes as we’ve recovered and rebounded from this pandemic,” said Governor Tony Evers. “These grants will help do just that by supporting diverse small businesses, helping ensure our local economies continue to grow and flourish. When we invest in small businesses in our state, we’re also investing in local jobs, strengthening local supply chains, and fostering innovation and growth that build strong communities for years to come.”