EDWC is curating available resources for businesses facing challenges due to the impact of COVID-19. Our focus is on providing a single source for information with an eye for what will benefit Washington County businesses. We will update this page as new information becomes available.  (Updated 06/24/2020)

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Grant Programs Available

What Who Benefit More Info
Wisconsin “We’re All In” Grant Program – EXTENDED!! Gov. Evers & WEDC Initiative
  • $2,5000 grants to help businesses pay for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory.
  • Businesses will be able to apply for the grants UNTIL JUNE 26th
  • Program is targeting up to 30,000 businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • Should not have already received COVID-19 assistance from WEDC
  • Funded largely with federal money through the CARES Act
“We’re All In” Grant Program

Business Reopening Guidance

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Reopening Tactics every business can take advantage of Washington County’s strategies for area businesses
  • Blueprint provides broad guidance for reopening area businesses safely and incrementally now the Safer at Home order has been lifted
WEDC Reopening Guidlines Relief & Recovery Resources for your business
  • Industry specific documents, broken out
  • Downloadable documents
  • Easy to print and share
WEDC Reopen Guidelines
Wisconsin Safety Council Returning to Work 8 Steps to Keep Employees Safe
  • A guide for employers to implement when bringing employees back to work
  • Make your business safe for employees, guests and customers
8 Steps to Keep Employees Safe

Financial – Immediately Helpful

What Who Benefit More Info
CARES Act Programs SBA Funding Programs
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • EIDL Loan Advance
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans
SBA Funding Options
Have an existing SBA Loan? SBA’s additional debt relief
  • SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest and fees of CURRENT 7(a), 504 and microloans for a period of six months
  • SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest and fees of NEW 7(a), 504 and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020
  • Contact your loan officer to ensure this SBA provision is being applied to your loans
SBA Debt Relief
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
  • SBA provided information on how to apply for the PPP Loan
  • Contact your lender for more information
Paycheck Protection Program
PPP Flexibility Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Critical Changes
  • Signed into law June 5, 2020
  • Provides relief to many business who took advantage of the PPP Loan
  • The attached article provided by Godfrey Kahn Law Firm spells out the changes made to the forgiveness of the PPP Loan.
PPP Flexibility Act – What to know
EIDL Loan and Advance New Eligibility requirements
  • As of June 15th SBA will be accepting new applications EIDL Loan and EIDL advance applications for qualified small businesses and US Agricultural businesses
EIDL Application

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