Bayfield County Micro-Enterprise business grants are still available.
Bayfield County CDBG–CV Microenterprise Business Assistance Grant
Bayfield County has received a $250,000 CDBG–CV award from the Wisconsin Department of
Administration to provide grants to eligible Microenterprise businesses in Bayfield County. The
funding targets eligible Microenterprise businesses with five (5) or less employees including owner(s)
of the business who meet Low to Moderate Income standards.
CDBG–CV assistance, in the form of a grant, will be provided by Bayfield County to eligible Bayfield
County businesses to reimburse costs the Microenterprise business incurred resulting from the
COVID–19 pandemic. Bayfield County’s CDBG–CV funds cannot be used to duplicate reimbursements
Microenterprise businesses may have already received from other federal/state funds to pay for
Assistance provided by Bayfield County to eligible Microenterprise businesses will be a grant of up to
$10,000, this will depend on request and number of applicants.
2.0 Eligible Applicants
• Assistance is available to Microenterprise businesses with a physical presence in Bayfield
• Microenterprise businesses are those with five (5) or less employees including the owner(s)
of the business; and
• The business owner must qualify under the Low–to–Moderate Income (LMI) threshold for
income based on household size; OR the employees must qualify under the Low–to Moderate
Income (LMI) of making a gross annual salary at the Microenterprise of $40,250 or less; and
at least 51% of the Microenterprise business owner(s) and employees are considered LMI;
• Business must be able to document expenses incurred responding to the COVID–19
pandemic, such as purchases of PPE, hand sanitizer, plexi–glass, etc; loss of revenue due to having to close store/reduce hours; unpaid rent or utilities; e–commerce
development/upgrades; or other COVID–19 related expenditures.
Business must be currently in operation and have been established prior to February 28,
NOTE: Loss of revenue is a qualifier of the program; however, funds cannot be used to
replace actual loss of income to the business. If the business shows a Covid related loss of
income, eligible expenses moving forward such as mortgage, rent, utilities, business
insurance, supply inventory could be considered.
3.0 Award Process
Applications will be taken on a first come–first served basis and will be reviewed to determine
eligibility. The award ceiling is up to $10,000; however, based on the number of applications and
financial need, awards could be less.
4.0 Required Documentation
Microenterprise businesses will be required to submit an application to determine eligibility, meet all
eligibility requirements during the time from eligibility notice to final payment of grant funds, and
submit proof of documentation for all requested funds as they are related to COVID–19.