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COVID-19 Economic Development Resources

Introduction

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) was designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). As part of this designation, the EDA requires ECWRPC to integrate economic resilience into its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This webpage provides economic development resources that support the response and recovery to COVID-19. It will be updated as resources become available.

Program contact is Tom Baron, Principal Economic Development Planner. He can be reached at 920-751-4770 or tbaron@ecwrpc.org.

Funding Areas: Businesses

OrganizationFunding OpportunityLink
Small Business Administration (SBA)Current Declared Disasters (SBA and others)https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations
Small Business Administration (SBA)Diaster #: WI-00072 Coronavirus (COVD-19)

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/DeclarationDetails?declNumber=6063677&direct=false
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)Small Business 20/20 program for existing CDFI loan clientshttps://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/small-business-2020/

Resources:

OrganizationResourceLink
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Website for COVID-19https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
East Central WI RPCListing of Economic Resilience resources
https://www.ecwrpc.org/programs/economic-development-housing/economic-resilience/
Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesWebsite for COVID-19https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)WEDC guidance for small businessesDowntown District & Businesses: Corona Virus Response Ideas & Resources
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)WEDC resourcesStrategies and Resources for Small Businesses and Community Groups
Essential Business Declaration, WisconsinDetailed information on the Essential Business Declaration for Wisconsin’s Safer at Home orderhttps://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/

ECWRPC website