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COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Grants to Wisconsin Minority-Owned
Businesses for COVID-19 Relief

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African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Wisconsin minority-owned small businesses in eligible areas to offset financial losses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for operating expenses such as inventory, payroll, utilities, and rent. Businesses must be located in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190201

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The African American Chamber is offering recovery grants for businesses that meet the following criteria:
- For-profit business located within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties).
- Business started operating prior to January 1, 2020 and was operating as of February 29, 2020
- Business operates in the retail, service or hospitality industries.
- Business has no more than five (5) full-time equivalent employees, including the owner.
- Business has not received federal assistance through the Federal CARES Act.
- Members and Non-Members of the African American Chamber may apply for consideration.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:
- Application will go live on Monday, June 1, 2020
- Deadline to apply for priority consideration is Sunday, June 7, 2020
- Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be entered into a pool of qualified business applicants.
- Grant recipients will be randomly selected from the pool based on available funding.
- You will receive a call to review your application and secure additional information. It is important that you provide the best phone number where you can be reached. If you cannot be reached, your application will not move forward in the process.

The Chamber will begin notifying businesses of awards the week of June 22, 2020. Awards will be notified via email if you are approved for the recovery grant. At that time, disbursement of grant will be discussed.

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