Grants, Loans, Webinars, Education Development

Building Improvement Grant Program
The Redevelopment Authority for the City of Clintonville has established a Building Improvement Grant Program aimed at improving the business climate of downtown Clintonville by assisting businesses and property owners with making repairs to or enhancing their buildings.  This is a competitive grant program with a 50% match requirement and a maximum award of $2,000.  The official grant notice will be published by January of the funding cycle every year with information related to the award program.
BIGP Grant Notice 2023
Application Packet for 2023

For questions or additional information, contact the City Administrator at (715)823-7600 or [email protected]

Housing for Heroes – Veteran Rental Assistance Program Now Taking Applications

Applications are now open for a $2 million Veterans Rental Assistance Program, part of the governor’s $10 million investment to support Wisconsin veterans. The program aims to address housing insecurity and homelessness among Wisconsin veterans and provide housing assistance statewide.
The Veterans Rental Assistance Program will help veterans offset reoccurring housing emergencies and provide for long-term stability through help with past due and current rent payments and other living expenses.
To apply for assistance or access additional program information, please call 1-833-947-8727; email [email protected]; or visit the program website at

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Still Available

The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program has so far distributed over $27 million to help over 4,000 Wisconsin homeowners, across all 72 counties, stay in their homes, catch up on bills, and avoid foreclosure. The application window is open until program funds are expended. The program is still open to assist individuals and families living in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without a mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since January 21, 2020.

Applications and additional information is available at:

Industry Sectors Worker Training Grant

The Department of Workforce Development’s Office of Skills Development (OSD) is again accepting applications! This grant program is designed to help fund the development of innovative and collaborative customized worker training programs.

Key features of this grant program:

  • Grants are available to all industry sectors and companies of any size;
  • Grant award amounts range from $5,000 to $400,000;
  • Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount is required;
  • Grantee must complete training of at least 85% of the contracted number of trainees; and
  • At least 65% of trainees must be placed in positions with the placement partner(s) identified in the grant application that require the skills taught in the provided training; and
  • At least 75% of incumbent trainees receive increased wages.

For more information and to apply, please see the grant program announcement summarizing program requirements.

DNR Accepting Applications for ARPA Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs. The DNR will accept applications until funding runs out.

The new programs will provide $10 million in financial assistance to well owners to address contamination in their wells by awarding grants for the replacement, reconstruction, treatment or abandonment of their well. The eligibility criteria for both programs have been expanded beyond the previous Well Compensation Grant Program, and many previously ineligible individuals will now be eligible to apply. Well owners interested in applying should first determine if they are eligible by completing the Well Compensation Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Compensation Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Compensation Grant Program webpage.

Financial assistance is also available from the American Rescue Plan Act Well Abandonment Grant Program to properly fill and seal abandoned or unused private or non-community wells. Applicants must meet the income limit of $100,000 to apply. Eligibility can be determined by completing the Well Abandonment Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Abandonment Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Abandonment Grant Program webpage.

Waupaca Economic Development Corporation

Business financing requires partnerships. Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation works for your business to help locate the best mix of private and public financing. In addition to the WCEDC Revolving Loan Fund, there are multiple financing sources available via the public and non-profit sectors. Please contact us to discuss your project. We can help you figure out which options best suit your business.

WCEDC Revolving Loan Application

Small Business Administration Grant Opportunities

SBA provides limited small business grants and grants to states and eligible community organizations to promote entrepreneurship.

Small Business Assistance

The Business Law Section is launching a new initiative to provide small businesses and small business owners in Wisconsin with non-litigation business law services they could not otherwise afford.​

The Office of Rural Prosperity seeks to foster vibrant, prosperous and resilient rural communities across Wisconsin. The Office provides a one-stop shop to help rural stakeholders navigate programs and resources serving rural communities and businesses.

The Office of Rural Prosperity is housed within the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

The Office of Rural Prosperity was formed in January 2020, along with Governor Tony Evers’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. The commission was charged with gathering public input on the long-term, recent and future economic challenges facing Wisconsin’s rural communities. The role of the Office of Rural Prosperity is to increase economic activity and improve the quality of life for future generations of rural Wisconsinites by putting the ideas and input gathered by the commission into action.

Education, Webinars and Development