COVID-19 Economic Development Resources


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.

To view Department of Health Services COVID-19 data in Wisconsin you can use the ECWRPC COVID-19 dashboard –

Funding Areas: Businesses

OrganizationFunding OpportunityLink
Small Business Administration (SBA)Current Declared Disasters (SBA and others)
Small Business Administration (SBA)Disaster #: WI-00072 Coronavirus (COVD-19)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)Small Business 20/20 program for existing CDFI loan clients


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Website for COVID-19
East Central WI RPCListing of Economic Resilience resources
Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesWebsite for COVID-19
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 order
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)USDA Resources
League of Wisconsin MunicipalitiesCOVID-19 resources for municipalities
Small Business Administration (SBA)Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application Borrower Application Form.pdf
USDAResource Guide
University of Wisconsin OshkoshCOVID-19 Business Survey Results
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant

ECWRPC website