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Safe Opening Guidelines 


Wisconsin reopening guidelines (WEDC)


Navigating the New Normal: Guide for Small Business (SBDC)


Financing & Technical Assistance

SCEDC Recommended actions to all Sheboygan County small businesses (4/3/2020) to take advantage of CARES Act


SCEDC Letter to all Sheboygan County firms (4/1/2020) on best available resources 


City of Sheboygan Falls Grant Program
For: Sheboygan Falls businesses and non-profits with under 10 employees (contact Falls City Hall)


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
For: Farmers & Ranchers 


Wisconsin Farm Support Program
For: Farmers & Ranchers 


City of Sheboygan Small Business Emergency Assistance
For: businesses with less than 5 employees in City of Sheboygan


Sheboygan Harbor Centre Small Business Grants 
For: businesses in the Harbor Centre Business District 


Ethnic Minority Emergency ($2,000) Grant
For: minority-owned micro enterprise (5 or fewer employees)


Sheboygan County Dairy Farmer Fund
For: $5,000 grant to Sheboygan County Dairy Farmers


LISC Small Business Relief Grants
women, minority and veteran-owned firms


$2 Trillion Federal CARES Act - Summary of Business Provisions
knowledge on what is coming to the aid of business
Main Small Business Programs:

  1. Second round is openPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgivable Loans | Interim final rule
         Guide to help calculate payroll | Program detail memo | Video instructions 
  2. SBA Loan Debt Relief Program (consult your lender)
  3.  Economic Injury Disaster Loans and up to $10,000 Emergency Economic Injury Grants (reopened on 6/16/2020)
  4. Counseling & Training 
  5. Employee Retention Federal Tax Credit (consult your CPA)

 More Info: Guide to the CARES Act (including non-business stimulus)


Now Closed - Wisconsin "We're All In" Grants
$2,500 to small businesses with 20 or fewer FTEs


11 Practical considerations and action items during COVID-19 (WMEP -pecial newsletter)
 management advice


Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak 
For: general ideas


SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
For: fixed rate, working capital loans for firms with under 500 employees (summary page)
More Info: presentation with program details & application instructions 


WEDC Small Business 20/20 Grant program
For: current loan clients of state Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) 


The WWBIC COVID-19 Fast Track Loan Program
For: small business loans under $15,000


Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) Emergency Loan Fund (COVID-19)
For: business two years old and is a minority-owned business or in a low to moderate-income tract


Kiva COVID-19 Crowdfunded Loans
For: small business loans under $15,000


Wisconsin Humanities Council
For: non-profit CARES Act relief grants


On Hold, Funds are tapped | Save Small Business Fund
For: $5,000 grants for businesses with 3-20 people in the following Zip Codes:

  • 53081 - Sheboygan
  • 53083 - Sheboygan / Howards Grove
  • 53023 - Glenbeulah
  • 53075 - Random Lake


Workforce (Avoid Layoffs & Rapid Hiring)

Unemployment Changes related to CARES Act
For: understanding changes to unemployment benefits


Work-Share Program | Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
For: for employers to avoid layoffs in temporary slowdown 
View: Employer Unemployment Resources (DWD)


Job Opening Promotion | Sheboygan County EDC & Our Partners
For: firms needing to rapidly hire. 
Resources: navigating existing hiring systems, Someplace Better social media marketing, custom resume intake and more...
View: COVID-19 page


Local Resources

Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce
Topics: local business hours, local press releases, business resources


Sheboygan County Public Health
Topics: confirmed cases, messages for health professionals


Other Great Resources

Topics: interim guidance for employers, disinfection recommendations


Topics: small business strategies, funding and technical resources
Topics: financing and technical resources


Topics: general guidance and financial assistance


Topics: workplace recommendations, response planning, recovery planning & more...

Wisconsin Procurement Institute
Topics: contracting to produce/supply supplies in need related to COVID-19


Topics: telecommunication policies, disease control policies & more...