Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, today announced the state will provide an additional $25 million investment for the popular Main Street Bounceback Grant Program, bringing the total investment in the Main Street Bounceback Grant Program to $100 million. To date, more than 6,200 small businesses and nonprofits across all 72 Wisconsin counties have been approved for $10,000 grants to help them move or expand into vacant commercial spaces.

The Main Street Bounceback Grant Program was first announced in April 2021. In May, Gov. Evers announced an additional $25 million investment to support the program due to greater-than-expected demand. Today’s investment builds on this work and will help ensure there is funding available to help a total of 10,000 small businesses and nonprofits.

“One of our top priorities for our pandemic recovery has been supporting our local communities and Main Streets through our Main Street Bounceback program, which has already helped more than 6,000 small businesses and nonprofits across our state,” said Gov. Evers. “We knew that investing in Wisconsin ingenuity and entrepreneurship would pay dividends for our state and local economies, and it certainly has. I’m proud of our work through the Main Street Bounceback program and am glad to be making an additional investment in this successful program to continue helping support small businesses in every corner of Wisconsin.”

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