This grant program is for enhancing the attractiveness of South Milwaukee's business districts and to promote commercial vitality and increase economic activity in all commercial districts. There are two funding tiers based on location, providing up to a $15,000 grant and requiring up to a 50% match.
Applications will be accepted after preliminary project eligibility is approved by the city's economic development staff.
This grant provides one-time assistance in the amount of $5,000 for new and existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space on Milwaukee Avenue between the 800 and 1300 blocks. Grants may be awarded prior to receiving a Certificate of Occupancy.
Submit a Letter of Interest to the city's economic development staff to receive preliminary approval. the letter should be a brief, typed, one page summary which outlines the applicant's intent for using the funds.
In order to be eligible, an applicant must have submitted an occupancy permit through the City of South Milwaukee and must either provide proof of an active lease for their commercial space or documentation showing they are the owner of the commercial space.
This annual program allows for nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $25,000 to address a community need, improve community support, solve a problem, or enrich the people of South Milwaukee.
Submit a Letter of Interest to the city's economic development staff to receive preliminary approval. The letter should be a brief, typed, one page summary that outlines the project, who will benefit, and a budget estimate. Applications will not be accepted prior to preapproval.
Letters of Interest are due March 1, 2023
Applications are due April 31,2023