Mayor Tom Barrett
I am pleased to announce that we will be launching our second round of the Milwaukee Restart Program. The grant program uses federal relief funds to assist local businesses that have suffered as a result of the pandemic. Up to $10 million dollars will be available to established businesses with 20 or fewer full-time employees and an annual revenue of less than $2 million.
If you previously received a Restart grant, know that you can apply again. We are encouraging several new categories of businesses to apply, including: home-based businesses, food trucks, licensed daycares and state-licensed group homes. Also new, the money can now be used for some rent and utility payments, as well as winterizing outdoor spaces.
Applications will be accepted online at milwaukee.gov/restart from October 1-8. The Latino Entrepreneurial Network, Milwaukee Urban League and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative - WWBIC are all available to assist small businesses in preparing their applications.