With more than $19,219.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $9,556.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Wisconsin. There are 111,758 business establishments in the state of Wisconsin, and they break down to the following:

Wisconsin Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 62,000 registered businesses in Wisconsin have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 19,717 registered businesses in Wisconsin have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 13,309 registered businesses in Wisconsin have 10-19 employees.
  • 11,666 registered businesses in Wisconsin have 20-99 employees.
  • 2,655 registered businesses in Wisconsin have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,411 registered businesses in Wisconsin have over 500 employees.

Wisconsin Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 11,322 registered businesses in Wisconsin are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 6,960 registered businesses in Wisconsin are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 14,251 registered businesses in Wisconsin are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 15,023 registered businesses in Wisconsin are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 78,000 farms in the state of Wisconsin.

Starting and managing a small business in Wisconsin is not an easy task. Over $89,374,061,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Wisconsin and more than 30,036 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Wisconsin, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Wisconsin, contact Wisconsin financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Wisconsin are browsing from the following cities: Siren, Saint Germain, Beloit, Abbotsford, Boscobel, Krakow, Amherst Junction, Star Prairie, Onalaska, Waterford

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Wisconsin (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R5 0124)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R5 0124
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $12,722,388
Determining drivers of floodplain forest regeneration success and failure on the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Apply for W81EWF 23 SOI 0010)

Funding Number: W81EWF 23 SOI 0010
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $61,592
Determining drivers of floodplain forest regeneration success and failure on the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Apply for W81EWF 23 2 0010)

Funding Number: W81EWF 23 2 0010
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $61,592
OVC FY 2023 Invited to Apply Waukesha, Wisconsin - Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (Apply for O OVC 2023 171684)

Funding Number: O OVC 2023 171684
Agency: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,292,543
Conservation Innovation Grants Wisconsin State Program (Apply for USDA NRCS WI CIG 23 NOFO0001270)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WI CIG 23 NOFO0001270
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $500,000
Cooperative Conservation Agreements Wisconsin (Apply for USDA NRCS WI 23 NOFO0001226)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WI 23 NOFO0001226
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Wisconsin (Apply for HHS 2023 ACF OHS CH R5 0184)

Funding Number: HHS 2023 ACF OHS CH R5 0184
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,456,956
Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants - Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn Counties, Wisconsin (Apply for HHS 2023 ACF OHS HP R5 0185)

Funding Number: HHS 2023 ACF OHS HP R5 0185
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services, Opportunity Zone Benefits
Funding Amount: $1,605,448
Wisconsin Wetland Restoration and Management Assistance (Apply for USDA NRCS WI WWRMA 22 NOFO0001140)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WI WWRMA 22 NOFO0001140
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $800,000
Cooperative Conservation Agreements Fiscal Year 2022 Announcement for Program Funding – Wisconsin (Apply for USDA NRCS WI 22 NOFO0001189)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS WI 22 NOFO0001189
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $2,000,000

 

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